Plant of the Month: November 2020 - Mexican Bush Sage
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Mexican Bush sage is a late blooming perennial that has deep purple flowers. It is native to Central America and Mexico. It grows to about 2-
3 feet tall and wide. Some varieties are plain purple and others have a white corolla and a longer-lasting funnel-form purple calyces. Flowers
appear in dense, arching, terminal spikes up to 10-inches long that extend above the foliage. Butterflies and hummingbirds will feed on
the nectar. Linear, lance-shaped, gray-green leaves grow in pairs on square stems. Foliage has a velvet-like texture, hence the sometimesused
common name of velvet sage for this species.