Drought-tolerant shrub with silvery, felt like leaves; flowers in summer are pink, pale-bluish or lavender. Propagation: vegetative cuttings from soft wood (tip growth), best during spring growth. Purple sage is one tough plant, it can face droughts, freezes, high winds, salt spray, hungry deer, and blazing heat and keep right on performing beautifully. It is called Barometer bush because flowering is triggered by humidity or high soil moisture after rains.
• Leucophyllum sp. (Texas Sage)
• Leucophyllum zygophyllum (Cimmaron, Blue Ranger, Silverleaf)