Choose a well-drained area or this plant won't survive. Plant it a little on the high side, mounding dirt up to it, to make sure there's good drainage even during our rainy season. No soil amendments are necessary. Because it's a slow grower, trimming occasionally (do it after a bloom cycle has finished) should be all that's needed to keep this shrub the size and shape you want.
- Light Needs: Full Sun
- Watering Needs: Water Texas sage only during periods of drought
Handsome and hardy, Texas sage is an outstanding South Florida landscape choice with its silvery foliage, purple flowers and drought-tolerant nature. The lavender to purple blossoms appear on and off all year amidst small, soft, silver or gray-green leaves. Though not a true sage, this shrub is easy care and doesn't like to be fussed over. In fact, this is one plant where too much care - water, fertilizer, trimming - can actually be detrimental to its health. A native of Texas and the arid southwest, Texas sage is called the Barometer Plant there, because as soon as the humidity begins to rise after very dry weather, this shrub bursts into bloom.