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Leucophyllum laevigatum - Chihuahuan Sage

Leucophyllum laevigatum is native to the Chihuahuan Desert Mountains of Texas, Northern Mexico and New Mexico. The wide range of conditions in which the Chihuahuan Sage can thrive is nothing short of amazing. Leucophyllum laevigatum only seems to require decent drainage once established, the steamy Southern US or the arid Southwest provide well for the Texas Ranger. Leucophyllum laevigatum typically grows rather slowly to 3-5 feet tall and wide with an open structure. There are clouds of purple flowers as the weather warms in Spring into Summer and at times the Chihuahuan Sage continues into Fall. Leucophyllum laevigatum is a host plant for the Checkerspot butterflies and a great addition to the Butterfly Garden. Leucophyllum laevigatum is hardy to temperatures into the low teens.

Leucophyllum laevigatum, Chihuahuan Sage

Purple flowers and gray foliage of Leucophyllum frutescens - Texas Ranger. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the genus Leucophyllum featured on this site:
Leucophyllum candidum
Leucophyllum frutescens
Leucophyllum Green Cloud