Salvia leucantha or Mexican bush sage is a stunning ornamental bushy evergreen sub shrub the shows off its vibrant purple flowers in late summer through fall and grows in a loose, spreading mound up to 4 ft tall and about the same width in one growing season. The leaves are lance shaped, like willow leaves, 1 to 5 inches long, pucker on top and white woolly underneath. This beauty prefers full sun but can tolerate afternoon shade. Excellent for ornamentals, short hedge rows, containers, and even cut flowers. Hardiness Zones 8 to 11, but can be grown an annual in cooler climates.