Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Sept 30th - Oct 7th, 2005
This is Salvia leucantha, or Mexican sage.
Hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11,
and can be easily propagated by cuttings. Mexican sage thrives in full sun, has no known
serious pests or diseases, and attracts hummingbirds. The hairy characteristic featured
here (inset) is the corolla, which is composed of petals. You can view this Salvia leucantha
in the National Herb Garden.