Autumn Sage

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Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii
Autumn Sage; Cherry Sage; Gregg Sage; Gregg Salvia
2

3 feet
2

3 feet
West Texas south to the Sierra Madres in Mexico, as far as San Luis Potosi.
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Hummingbirds

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 generally sweet and edible, attract hummingbirds, and make a good companion plant in the herb garden. A 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 bloom.

Maintenance

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.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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