Galeana Sage

Salvia darcyi

Galeana Sage; Red Mountain Sage; Fiery Sage; Red Hot Sage; Darcy's Sage; Salvia; Hummingbird Mint

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.

Origins: Eastern Sierra Madres, Mexico


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.

A Mexican sage with fiery red dragon-head flowers.

Min. Height: 2'

Max Height: 3 feet'

Min. Width: 2'

Max Width: 4 feet'

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