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Mexican bush sage
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

In Southern California climates, Salvia leucantha is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that can bloom throughout the year. It is important to give it enough space to grow and bloom, but if necessary, it can be cut back at any time to control its size and promote fresh new growth.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime, unless there is danger of frost.

    • Plant

        Plant any time, unless there is danger of frost.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Protect

        Protect from hard frosts should they occur.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy new growth.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Mulch

        Mulch in spring and fall to conserve water use.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer to keep plants healthy and blooming.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer to keep plants healthy and blooming.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Mulch

        Mulch in spring and fall to conserve water use.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • October
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

  • November
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime.

    • Plant

        Plant any time.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Transplant

        Divide and transplant, if necessary.

  • December
    • Buy

        Buy container-grown plants anytime, unless there is danger of frost.

    • Plant

        Plant any time, unless there is danger of frost.

    • Water

        Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

    • Prune

        Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

    • Protect

        Protect from hard frosts should they occur.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
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            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Buy container-grown plants anytime, unless there is danger of frost.

            • February

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • March

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • April

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • May

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • June

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • July

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • August

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • September

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • October

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • November

              Buy container-grown plants anytime.

            • December

              Buy container-grown plants anytime, unless there is danger of frost.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Plant any time, unless there is danger of frost.

            • February

              Plant any time.

            • March

              Plant any time.

            • April

              Plant any time.

            • May

              Plant any time.

            • June

              Plant any time.

            • July

              Plant any time.

            • August

              Plant any time.

            • September

              Plant any time.

            • October

              Plant any time.

            • November

              Plant any time.

            • December

              Plant any time, unless there is danger of frost.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy new growth.

              • June

                Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer to keep plants healthy and blooming.

              • September

                Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer to keep plants healthy and blooming.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • February

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • March

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • April

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • May

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • June

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • July

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • August

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • September

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • October

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • November

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

              • December

                Water regularly but deeply during dry periods.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • February

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • March

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • April

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • May

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • June

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • July

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • August

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • September

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • October

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • November

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

              • December

                Remove old woody stems to promote fresh new growth from the base of the plant. Prune to control size at any time.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Mulch in spring and fall to conserve water use.

              • September

                Mulch in spring and fall to conserve water use.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Protect from hard frosts should they occur.

              • December

                Protect from hard frosts should they occur.

            • Pest/Disease Inspection

              What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

              •  Jan
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              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Treat for Pest/Disease

                How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Transplant

                  When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • February

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • March

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • April

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • May

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • June

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • July

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • August

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • September

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • October

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                  • November

                    Divide and transplant, if necessary.

                • Propagate

                  When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • April

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • May

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • June

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • July

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • August

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • September

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                  • October

                    Propagate by taking softwood cuttings.

                • Harvest

                  When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                  •  May
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                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Special requirements

                    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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