Lower South

September, 2003
Regional Report

Web Finds

Home Propagation of Garden and Landscape Plants
Home Propagation of Landscape Plants is a great Web reference for propagating plants from the landscape. Learn techniques for rooting various types of cuttings, layering plants, making divisions, and constructing a homemade mini greenhouse for rooting cuttings.

Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Bush Sage
Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) is a superb perennial plant that's native to Mexico. From spring to late summer the bush makes an attractive mound of narrow, strappy gray-green leaves on upright shoots. In late summer through fall, fuzzy purple blooms appear for a stunning show that also happens to be quite popular with hummingbirds. The standard type sports a purple calyx with a protruding, white, center flower. Also available is a form with both purple calyx and purple flower. Mexican bush sage prefers full sun to part shade.

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