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This is the view approaching my house- and there’s a little extra oomph tho this view this morning. That’s because our Cenizo (Texas Sage) on the corner has burst into a vivid display of purple this morning. These bushes are about 10′ tall and a good 25′ across, so it is quite a sight.
I noticed a few days ago that the Cenizos bloom was sneaking up on us. As I was waiting for Jack’s bus, I saw little white buds all over the bushes. These bushes usually have a huge bloom around the time we have a big rain, especially if a dry season has preceded it. Well, we definitely had a downpour thanks to Tropical Storm Hermine (14″) and not much rain prior to that so the conditions were perfect.
I love Cenizos. Drought tolerant once established, deer resistant, and regular displays of color. I think we might have a variety called Green Cloud as ours are not as silvery-gray and many that I see around town. There are also varieties that bloom a bit bluer and some that bloom white.
I convinced my parents to plant some of these in their backyard in Dallas and wouldn’t you know it they were rewarded with blooms just a few weeks later. A great addition to any Texas landscape!