Scientific: Leucophyllum langmaniae
Common: Braue river sage, Rio Bravo sage, Rio Bravo cenizo
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Chihuahuan desert

Pronounciation: Lou-co-FIL-lum lang-MAN-ee-ay

Hardiness zones:
Sunset 7-24
USDA 7-11

Landscape Use: Accent, informal hedge, xeriscape landscape designs.

Form & Character: Clean, evergreen shrub, informal.

Growth Habit: Moderate to 5 feet with equal spread.

Foliage/texture: Small rounded, greenish leaves to 1 inch long, elliptic; medium fine texture<./font>

Flowers & fruits: Many axillary lavender flowers on new wood, fruit inconspicuous.

Seasonal color: Flowers freely during the warm season from mid spring through fall depending on cultivar.

Temperature: Tolerant, cold hardy to 10oF.

Light: Full sun required. Plants become leggy if shaded.

Soil: Like other Texas sages, prefers some alkaline soil, but most importantly, soils MUST BE well drained.

Watering: No water during winter, supplemental water during summer particularly if monsoon rains fail.

Pruning: Lightly prune to shape, best done once a year in early spring.

Propagation: Seed and cutting (softwood or semi-hardwood).

Disease and pests: Texas root rot

Additional comments: This is a great medium sized shrub for xeric landscapes. In my opinion, it is better that L. frutescens var. green cloud. There are many cultivars including 'Brave River', 'Braveheart', 'San Jose', 'Rio Bravo' (flowers best in response to summer monsoon rains) and 'Lynn's' Legacy' (flowers all summer and fall). 'Lynn's Legacy' is a more dense, rounded, slower growing, green leaved, oft lavender blooming (warm season) cultivar that is named after Texas horticulturist Lynn Lowery (deceased in 1997). Rabbits (those evil creatures of the garden underworld) love to munch on succulent new foliar tissues of most Leucophyllums. The species name langmaniae was given in honor of Ida Kaplan Langman, a 20th century American botanist.