Violet Silverleaf

 

 

Leucophyllum candidum

 

Scrophulariaceae

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 5 ft high by 5 ft wide
Leaves
: Silver-green, wooly
Flowers
: 1 inch wide deep violet bells, heavy bloomer
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: sprawling mounds, may be pruned as a hedge
Range/Origin
: Southwest U.S., Northern Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 7-24, 10o F

Comments: No thorns, very attractive mixed with other plants

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun, reflective heat

         Water: Low

         Soil: Most types, well drained

        Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

         Maintenance: Minimal, but may be cut back to encourage new growth

 

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