Autumn Sage; Cherry Sage; Gregg Sage; Gregg Salvia
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Sun/part shade; evergreen. A tough salvia with tubular red, pink, purple, or white flowers throughout the year (especially in spring or fall). The flowers are sweet and edible, attract hummingbirds, and make a good companion plant in the herb garden. A far west Texas native, autumn sage adapts to many soil types but needs good drainage and benefits from a little organic matter (i.e. compost) if planted in heavy clay. Groom it three times a year to keep it tidy: cut back by half in February or after early spring, by a third in June (after flowering) and again in August to prep for fall.
Grooming; generally cut back in late winter and again in June; removal of dead wood and older canes results in a better-looking plant. Responds well to supplemental water in sun.
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Thin, Well drained
Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November