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Products > Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Lynn's Legacy'
 
Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Lynn's Legacy' - Lynn Lowery's Rain Sage

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figworts)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Lynn's Legacy' (Lynn Lowery's Rain Sage) - A slow growing dense evergreen rounded shrub to 5 feet tall by as wide with small dark gray-green leaves and lavender flowers that are produced in profusion from summer through fall.

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate infrequently or not at all once established - an extremely drought and heat tolerant plant. Cold hardy to 10 F. This is an attractive shrub that is great for a hot location.

Leucophyllum langmaniae is native to the limestone areas at around the 3,500 foot elevation in the mountains around Monterrey and Saltillo in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'leukos' meaning "white" and 'phyllos' meaning "leaf", in reference to the white foliage of Leucophyllum frutescens. The specific epithet honors 20th century American botanist Ida Kaplan Langman. Common names for the species include Monterrey Rain Sage, Rio Bravo Ranger, Braue River Sage and Texas Sage but these common names are somewhat confusing as these plants are not in the sage family.

The cultivar cultivar 'Lynn's Legacy' was named for the legendary Texas plantsman Lynn Lowery (1917 - 1997), who selected this plant for its profuse and long flowering. It is longer blooming that most other Texas Sage and for this reason has also been called Leucophyllum 'Lynn's Everblooming' in Texas but this plant is not the same as Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Rio Bravo', which is a faster growing plant that does not bloom nearly as much. Our stock plants from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. We grew this nice plant from 2020 until 2023. 

This information about Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Lynn's Legacy' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.