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Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii
Bottom photo by William Zaugg
 

Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage

Salvia greggii A. Gray

SAL-vee-ah  GREG-ee-eye

Lamiaceae

 

Explanation of name: for generic name, see Salvia coccinea. Specific epithet honors botanist Josiah Gregg (1806-1850).

 

Natural range: Texas, Mexico (GR1).

 

Recognition: Bushy, sub-shrubby mint with extensive basal branching. The leaves are small and leathery. Numerous variably reddish (near-white rich, deep pink, or near-red, depending on the cultivar) flowers are borne Spring-Fall loosely arranged but showy on vertical spikes often about a foot long.

 

Landscape uses: Tough, low-maintenance, abundantly flowering mint useful for clumps and mass plantings. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Best in dryish, sunny areas, and not tolerant of excessive moisture.

 

 

 

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Salvia

greggii

Autumn Sage

 

Cherry Sage

Exotic

Subshrub

Semi-evergreen

SP-SU-FA

(UFFPS524)

3 X 2

(CHR)

18"-24"

(UFFPS524)

SU-PS

WI

DT

DR

WD

HT

(HUX, CHR, UFFPS524)

Dislikes excessive water

Whitefly

Aphids

Do not over-fertilize

(CHR, HUX, UFFPS524, PBCC)

 

 


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