Russelia equisetiformis



Plant of the Month


Russelia equisetiformis
Photos: Rachel Cobb



Leucophyllum pruinosum

Common Name: Bubble Gum Sage, Texas Ranger

Growth Habit: Silver-grey dense foliage with a moderate growth rate ranging from 6-8’ tall and wide.

Cultural Requirements: Drought tolerant once established Leucophyllum pruinosum takes full sun, heat, most well-draining soils, and temperatures down to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features/Uses: This Texas Ranger is the most fragrant of the Leucophyllum genus. The scent and color of the purple flowers attract birds, butterflies, and bees. The silver foliage contrasts well with other plants for xeric landscaping and performs well as a hedge or for screening.

Bloom Time: Late summer to fall

Where in the Garden: Hamilton Children’s Garden

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