Big Red Sage
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun. An herbaceous perennial salvia, with 2′-3′ tall wands of reddish-purple sage flowers in spring and summer. The glossy leaves are distinctive.
In the wild, Big Red Sage remains only in steep canyons where grazing animals can’t reach it; for many years it was believed extinct. It has been rediscovered in four central Texas counties, along limestone bluffs. It is much more common these days in residential native landscaping.
Place it in the back of the hummingbird garden where its tall flower spikes can sprawl freely.
None required. Freezes back to the ground in winter.
This plant goes well with
- Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii
- Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
- Salvia coccinea