Plant of the Week
This sage is one of my favorites because the flowers are fragrant. As with all Texas sages, it blooms more when the air is humid. One of the things I love about this plant is that it is quite a bit shorter than most of our Texas sages, so you can actually enjoy it in a container. Developed by Texas A&M University, ‘Heavenly Cloud' sage is a hybrid between L. frutescens `Green Cloud` and L. laevigatum. Mostly evergreen, this cultivar has medium green leaves and lavender flowers. It can grow to 6-8 feet wide and tall but is easily pruned for a more compact shape in a small space. (This picture is of Leucophyllum frutescens).