Leucophyllum frutescens - Plant
Common name: barometer bush
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 5.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Choose a location for Texas sage that receives full sun, or at least four to six hours of light a day during the sun’s peak period.
Purchase seeds from a nursery or online seed company. Place the seeds in moist soil and press them, but do not bury them, into the ground. It takes about a month for seeds to germinate.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 5ºF (-15ºC)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Do not fertilize the plant or add compost to soil.
- Texas sage does not need rich soil to thrive and prefers dry but well-draining alkaline soil with infrequent watering.
Where winter hardy, this plant is effectively grown as a hedge, windbreak or screen. Foundations. Borders. Lawn specimen. Large containers near patios or along driveways. Xeriscape plant.
- Yes, the leaves of Cenizo, or purple sage (Leucophyllum frutescens) can be used for making tea.
- Christina Mild in Rio Delta Wild, an extensive article about cenizo, describes the use of tea made from its leaves for medicinal purposes in treating congestion, coughing, chilis and fever of the common cold
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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