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Violet Silverleaf, Leucophyllum candidum 'Cloud Series'.
Flowering Photos Taken: May 12, 2008.
Peoria, Arizona Xerioscape Demonstration Garden.
Violet Silverleaf, Leucophyllum candidum 'Cloud Series'. Also Called: Cenizo, Big Bend Silverleaf, Texas Silverleaf, Silverleaf Ranger, Leucophyllum candidum 'Thunder Cloud', Violet Texas Ranger. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, & Reviews. Shrubs. Flowering Photos Taken Peoria, Arizona; Xerioscape Demonstration Garden.Violet Silverleaf, Leucophyllum candidum 'Cloud Series'. Also Called: Cenizo, Big Bend Silverleaf, Texas Silverleaf, Silverleaf Ranger, Leucophyllum candidum 'Thunder Cloud', Violet Texas Ranger. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, & Reviews. Shrubs. Flowering Photos Taken Peoria, Arizona; Xerioscape Demonstration Garden.
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Violet Silverleaf.
Leucophyllum candidum.
'Cloud Series'.
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Violet Silverleaf.
Leucophyllum candidum.
'Cloud Series'.

Violet Silverleaf.
Leucophyllum candidum 'Cloud', Snapdragon or Figwort Family: ( Scrophulariaceae ), Violet Silverleaf 'Cloud'. Also Called: Cenizo, Big Bend Silverleaf, Texas Silverleaf, Silverleaf Ranger, Leucophyllum candidum 'Thunder Cloud', Violet Texas Ranger.

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Leucophyllum candidum 'Cloud' is a low evergreen shrub, or herbaceous perennial shrub.

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

With its intense violet flowers that appear in the summer through fall in response to humidity or rainfall, it is an eye-catching plant.

Any Violet Silverleaf must be planted in extremely well-drained alkaline soil in full sun. Overwatering or poor drainage will quickly kill it, and shade will promote sparse, leggy growth and less flowering.

Benny Simpson Benny J. Simpson at Texas A&M University developed two selections of L. candidum to the market: 'Silver Cloud', for its rich purple flowers and silvery leaves, and 'Thunder Cloud', smaller and more floriferous than 'Silver Cloud'. Both are called the "Cloud Series."

'Silver Cloud' is very popular in Arizona.


Quick Notes:

Height: About 3 - 5 feet in height. Spreading 2 - 5 feet.

Flowers: Violet flowers.

Flowering Time: February - May.

Leaves: Silver - white, velvet leaves.

Found: The USDA claims Leucophyllum candidum is native of the USA (TX). Also found in Coahulla, Mexico.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: Naturally Leucophyllum candidum can be found from 2,200 - 4,900 Feet.

Habitat: Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy, Well-drained/light soils. An ideal landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken May 12, 2008. Peoria, Arizona Xerioscape Demonstration Garden. It is hardy to 5 - 10 F

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