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Useful Temperate Plants

Salvia leucantha

Cav.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage

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General Information

Salvia leucantha is an evergreen perennial plant with branched stems that can become more or less woody and persist; it forms a loose, spreading mound around 60 - 120cm tall and as much wide[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Title
Flowers of India
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Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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Year
0
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Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
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The plant is said to have medicinal virtues, though we have found no specific information. It is often grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its flowering display, and is sometimes grown as a hedge[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
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Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
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Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, southern and eastern Mexico

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsButterflies, Humming birds
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Salvia leucantha is native to the subtropics and tropics of Mexico and Mesoamerica. It is not very resistant to frosts but can tolerate occasional light ones. The top growth will often be killed off if temperatures fall below zero for more than short periods, though root growth will survive if temperatures do not fall below about -8°c for more than short periods - new growth will then resprout from the base when the weather warms up. In colder climates with hot summers, the plant can be grown from seed as a summer-flowering annual[
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Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
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Grows well in an average to rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
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Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
]. Tolerates some light afternoon shade, but generally is best when growing in full sun. Also tolerates some drought, but does best with regular moisture[
352
Title
KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is said to have medicinal virtues, but no details are given,

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is sometimes grown as a low hedge[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings
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