Mexican Bush Sage is an uncommon herb plant that can add plenty of interest and color to your fall landscape. I’m not aware of any medicinal or culinary uses for this herb, but I make sure that it’s growing in my garden every year for the showy display that it provides each fall.
I purchase a few plants in the spring and group them together in the herb garden or between rows of asparagus in my perennial vegetable bed. Mexican Sage will grow to a height of four to five feet and branch out to three or four feet in diameter.
The show begins in the fall when each branch of the plant produces spikes of small purple and white blossoms. Perfect timing to stand out amongst a fall landscape that’s usually limited in the amount of flowers and color that you typically find.
This herb is also deer resistant and will hold its blossoms throughout the fall season. So if you’re looking for a great ornamental plant to decorate your fall garden try growing Mexican Sage next spring.
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