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Leucophyllum langmaniae also known as Braue River Sage, Rio Bravo Sage – a perennial evergreen shrub

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Leucophyllum langmaniae which is also known as Braue River Sage, Rio Bravo Sage is a perennial evergreen shrub. This perennial can grow up to a height of 3-4 feet tall (0.9 to 1.2 m) and spread wide about 5 feet. This shrub is native to Southwest USA, northern Mexico. This perennial can grow in a hardy zone of USDA 8-10 and can tolerate temperatures of 10°F (-12°C). It needs well drained soil.
The flowers are scattered on the foliage. The flowers are trumphet shaped. These shrubs are wider than being taller. These perennials are used in cottage gardens, rock gardens and for borders. The leaves are olive tinged silver in color.
This shrub is attractive to humming birds.

Growing conditions for Leucophyllum langmaniae:
– Sow the seeds in autumn.
– This plant needs full sun and so select such a location.
– It grows in hardy zones of 8-10.
– This herb needs well drained soil.
– Add sandy compost in a greenhouse and sow the seeds.
– The seeds emerge seedlings and this is when prick the seedlings and transplant them in pots.
– Transplant them in late spring or early summer.
– Plants can be divided in early spring.
– Grow the plants in light shade until they root well.
– Plant them outside in summer.
– If cuttings are taken, plant in summer.
– Water this plant on alternate days for a week.
– This plant likes dry conditions.
– Pinch off the top of the stem to ensure new growth after 4 weeks.

Care for Leucophyllum candidum
– This perennial herb needs gritty well-drained soil.
– The perennial needs sunny position.
– It tolerates dry soils.
– Do not disturb the root once the plants are established.
– Fertilize this wormwood using liquid or general fertilizer every spring.
– Mulch the plant around to about 2-3 inches.
– Prune the shrub periodically for encouraging new growth.
– Add compost while planting.
– This plant needs about an hour of sunshine minimum daily.
– Prune the old leaves in the fall season.

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