Lynn's Legacy Sage

Plant Form: Shrub

Water Use: Very Low

Mature Size: 4-5 ft. tall and wide

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Time: Summer (June – August), Fall (September -November)

Hardiness: Cold Hardy to 10°F

Native to: Mexico

Lynn’s Legacy Sage was selected by legendary “plantsman” Lynn Lowery of its long season of profuse flowers, more than any other selection of Texas Ranger. Native to Mexico, this slow-to-moderately growing, dense, evergreen shrub explodes in lavender flowers from summer through fall. Extremely drought tolerant, heat loving and water wise, this compact sage needs only occasional, deep watering once established, or none at all. Hummingbirds are attracted to its flowers. Needs well-draining sandy, rocky, or gravelly soil. Be careful not to overwater, and avoid heavy trimming or sheering of branches. Use this easy-care shrub in borders, hedges, mass plantings, next to patios, on slopes and banks, or in corners for spot color.


Smart water-wise practices pay off now: climate-adapted plants+ mulch+ deep watering=less water use.

  • Check irrigation emitters, valves, and lines for clogs, leaks, and breaks.
  • Flush out lines by removing end caps with your water system on; sand or deposit that build up in lines can clog emitters.
  • Leave a dripping hose at the drip-line of trees and shrubs to deeply soak soil once a month; set a timer to remind you to move hose to next plant.
  • Keep adding to mulches as they decompose to conserve water, keep roots cool, and reduce frequency of watering.
  • Encourage repeat blooming by pinching or cutting back annuals, perennials, and shrubs.