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

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. Hardy to 10 F. This is a great shrub 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. This plant 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 and some are confused with cultivar names - 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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Leucophyllum langmaniae Lynn's Legacy.