Galeana Sage; Red Mountain Sage; Fiery Sage; Red Hot Sage; Darcy’s Sage; Salvia; Hummingbird Mint
Eastern Sierra Madres, Mexico
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
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 is a fairly recent introduction to horticulture, first collected in 1991; it lacks a widely used common name. 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.
Appreciates occasional water in full summer sun. It grows as a slowly spreading mound around more strongly formed plants; pinch or cut back to control size and spread.
2-3' H, 2-4' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
April, May, June, July, August, September, October