Texas Sage

(27 customer reviews)
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Ships April 26th - May 3rd.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Leucophyllum frutescens

Common Names: Texas Sage, Cenizo, Barometer Bush, Silverleaf, Purple Sage, Texas Ranger

Overview: You’ll find Texas Sage to be wonderfully adaptable. Drought tolerant, this shrub helps stabilize loose soil. It’s also perfect for areas with swings from high heat to cold desert-like temperatures. Best of all? It surprises you with a glorious profusion of lavender, magenta or white flowers.

Texas Sage can grow up to 6 feet tall with a similar spread. It prefers well-drained soil, and seems to survive beautifully in soils where other plants fail.


A Classic from the American Southwest

Texas Sage, also known as Leucophyllum frutescens, is a resilient evergreen shrub native to the Southwest United States and Mexico. It is characterized by its silver to gray-green leaves and vibrant purple or lavender blooms that typically appear after summer rains, earning it the nickname “barometer bush.”

Caring for your Texas Sage

This drought-tolerant plant is well-adapted to arid desert environments and thrives in well-drained soil under full sun exposure. Its hardy nature, paired with its stunning display of flowers, makes it a popular choice for xeriscaping or adding a touch of color to rock gardens.

Texas Sage is also a favorite among pollinators, including bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, enhancing its value for biodiversity. Despite its minimal care requirements, it offers high aesthetic appeal throughout the year.


Texas Sage thrives in full sun, needing at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Though it can tolerate some partial shade, a lack of sunlight may impact its growth and blooming frequency. Therefore, when planting Texas Sage in your garden, choose a location that gets plenty of sun.


The plant is not particular about the soil type, but it does need well-drained soil. Texas Sage is adapted to the arid, desert-like conditions of its natural habitat and doesn’t tolerate waterlogged soil. If your garden tends to retain water, consider amending the soil with sand or small gravel to improve drainage or plant Texas Sage in a raised bed.


One of the biggest attractions of Texas Sage is its drought tolerance. Once established, this plant can survive on minimal water, making it an excellent choice for water-conscious gardeners or those living in arid climates. However, during the first few weeks after planting, Texas Sage should be watered regularly to encourage a strong root system.

Once established, the shrub can be watered every two to three weeks in the summer, and even less in the winter. It’s better to underwater Texas Sage than to overwater it, as its roots are susceptible to rot in consistently wet conditions.


As for fertilizing, Texas Sage is well-adapted to poor soil conditions and typically doesn’t require additional nutrients. In fact, overly rich soil or excessive fertilizing can lead to rapid, lanky growth and fewer flowers. If your soil is particularly poor, a slow-release, low-nitrogen fertilizer can be applied in the spring, but this is usually not necessary.


Pruning can be done to maintain the size and shape of your Texas Sage, but it’s important to note that the plant has a natural rounded shape and blooms on new growth. Over-pruning or pruning at the wrong time could result in fewer flowers. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

When pruning, avoid shearing the plant into geometric shapes. This not only gives the shrub an unnatural appearance but also encourages growth only at the tips of the branches, resulting in a dense outer layer that shades the interior of the plant. Instead, selectively thin out branches to maintain the plant’s natural shape and promote airflow and light penetration.

Pests and Diseases

Texas Sage is a relatively disease-resistant plant, but it can be prone to root rot if the soil is not well-drained or if it’s overwatered. Ensuring the right watering schedule and soil composition is the best defense against this issue.

As for pests, Texas Sage can occasionally attract whiteflies or spider mites, especially when grown in greenhouse conditions or during particularly hot, dry summers. Regularly inspect the undersides of the leaves, and if pests are spotted, treat the plant with a gentle insecticidal soap or neem oil.



Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

18 in – 72 in


18 in – 72 in

27 reviews for Texas Sage

  1. Patrick Kelley (verified owner)

    Great job, looks great in my collection!

  2. Linda (verified owner)

    Love these TX Sage. Bought 4 several years ago, SO glad they’re finally back in stock. Ordered 2 more. Healthy plants

  3. Jimmy L. (verified owner)

    Bought this plant on a Friday night for my Mom’s birthday and these had the delivery on her front porch by the following Wednesday, on her birthday. They sent me email updates of the process and provided me with a picture of the actual plant and directions for handling it when it arrived. My Mom loved the plant and commented on how healthy it was. I would definitely recommend these folks and will use them in the future. Thanks!!

  4. Vicki Payne (verified owner)

    Very nice arrived quickly!!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived in terrific shape and is doing great,

  6. Gordon O. (verified owner)

  7. Julia R. (verified owner)

    My plants arrived at my house in EXCELLENT condition! I was delighted to see they were healthy and packaged in a way that would prevent any damage in transit. I will definitely be purchasing plants from PlantVine again.

  8. Christina (verified owner)

  9. Tom Weiss (verified owner)

    I couldn’t have been more pleased with the condition of the plant and the way you prepped it for travel.

    We live in zone 7b southern NJ…which is a stretch for this shrub…but I placed it in a spot that gets full sun while sheltered from the worst of the harsh winter winds.

    Thanks and regards
    Tom Weiss 😀👍

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plant is great but the soil was covered in bugs.

  11. Holly Gillies (verified owner)

    Had the plant 6 days so still transitioning but it is healthy looking!!!

  12. Lizabeth Moyer (verified owner)

    This one lost the majority of the leaves during transit. Trying to care for it to save it

  13. Patsy Telchik (verified owner)

    The plants arrived in good shape. I don’t know what happened,but I had to replace 3 of them.

  14. melissa G. (verified owner)

    This plant did not travel well. Hoping he was just shocked and he bounces back. I waited a few weeks to leave reviews. Leaves arrived very dried out and falling off every where.

  15. jonathan glenn (verified owner)

    a beautiful specimen- I’ve never grown (or even seen) this plant before, so I’m really looking forward to watching it develop. I’m in zone 6b, so I will grow all of these in containers and winter them over in the basement.

  16. Samantha H. (verified owner)

    Beautiful! Smaller than I thought, but it’ll grow

  17. Tysha Fisher (verified owner)

    Healthy and beautiful!

  18. Mary

    What is the approximate height and width of the large bush when delivered? Does it come with blooms already?

  19. Ginger Faedtke (verified owner)

    Beautiful, arrived quickly and well packaged. Great condition.

  20. Margaret P. (verified owner)

    Gorgeous/ healthy

  21. Allison

    Does this Texas Sage get taller in tree form or is 6 ft still the average height and spread of the canopy?

  22. Monika Makarewicz

    is root system invasive? im planting one about 6ft from house.

  23. Ernie

    Can this plant grow indoors

  24. Brian Spencer (verified owner)

    Plants arrived very healthy and timely! I enjoyed getting the photos of the actual plants I was being sent. Plants did not go into shock when planted and the overall experience with this company exceeded my expectations as a first time customer. I am not paid or compensated in any way for this review.

  25. John (verified owner)

    Very nice looking plants

  26. Darla O. (verified owner)

    Texas Sage did well during shipping, but there were some broken branches. The plant arrived with some beautiful blooms.

  27. Linda (verified owner)

    Love them!! Very healthy ordered 2 more!!

  28. viet (verified owner)

    Plants arrived on time. They are great looking and healthy. The service is highly recommended. I just ordered another set of three plants from PlantVine

  29. Deborah K. (verified owner)

    The plants were beautifully packaged! They were easy to unwrap and put right in the ground! I will be ordering from you again this winter and next spring!

  30. Cherrie J. (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Texas Sage

I needed two purple accent plants in my front two containers pota