Southwest Plant Profile: Texas Sage

purple flowering beauties

Are you familiar with Texas sage, also referred to as Texas ranger?

If you live in the Southwest, you have undoubtedly seen these beautiful shrubs.

Texas Sage

Believe it or not, these purple flowering beauties are a fuss-free plant.

Unfortunately, some people over prune them…

purple flowering beauties

The one on the left has been pruned into a ‘ball’ while the one on the right hasn’t been pruned as severely.

Want to learn more about this native shrub and how to care for it properly?  Check out my latest plant profile for

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3 replies
  1. James Missier
    James Missier says:

    I had seen them terribly neglected around my region.
    These grown at roadsides covered with debris and dust mixed with oil..

    I had hard time propagating them.
    Somehow these had now gone out of fashion and no longer sold in nurseries.

    What is left are those planted ages ago – still standing lonely like a dinosaur – a living fossil.

    Just want to ask:
    Any chances of propagating them without air layering?

  2. says:

    Hello James.

    I have them growing near the parent plant all on their own. My soil is clay and they get little supplemental water. So, I would say, yes to your question.

    Hope all is well in your garden!


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