Enduring Leucophyllum


Enduring Leucophyllum | Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden

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What is the shrub bursting with purple blossoms after rain?
Although commonly called Texas or Chihuahuan sage, these tough desert sun-lovers are not true sage (Salvia). The name leuco (white) and phyllum (foliage) refers to their silvery leaves that reflect sunlight. Growers have introduced new varieties with green foliage and varied flower colors, including lavender, deep violet, pink and white.

Leucophyllum is adapted to live with very little water. This trait makes them excellent choices for "enduring" landscapes, which are designed to survive long periods of drought.

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