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Salvia darcyi
Galeana Sage; Red Mountain Sage; Fiery Sage; Red Hot Sage; Darcy’s Sage; Salvia; Hummingbird Mint
2

3 feet
2

4 feet
Eastern Sierra Madres, Mexico
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full or part sun. Darcyi is a low perennial sage, with sticky triangular leaves and a sharp fragrance. Dramatic red flower spikes bloom all season long, especially in autumn. More herbaceous than woody, it can be fairly evergreen in warm winters. Native to 9000-foot elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico, this salvia was first collected in 1991 and is a fairly recent introduction to horticulture; it still lacks a widely used common name. The high humidity of its native range make it tolerant of conditions along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Salvia darcyi is well-behaved in the garden, endures for years, tolerates extreme cold, and makes a good companion for some of the smaller red salvias. For better looking specimen, give it water at least once a month in summer.

Maintenance

Appreciates occasional water in full summer sun. Plan on cutting back occasionally to control size and spread.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-3' H, 2-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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