Salvia leucantha Mexican bush sage Velvet sage pint plant
Pint plant of Mexican bush sage is a bushy evergreen sub-shrub in frost-free climates and a returning perennial where it gets frosted back in winter. It grows in a loose, spreading mound up to 2 to 4 ft tall and about the same width. The leaves are lance-shaped, like willow leaves, 1 to 5 inches long, pucker on top, and white woolly underneath. Full sun is best, but Mexican bush sage can tolerate afternoon shade, it may tend to get leggy and top-heavy, however, if it has to reach for the sun. Mexican bush sage can tolerate some drought but is better than most salvias. Hardiness USDA Zones 8 to 10.