Salvia greggii

Botanical Name: Salvia greggii

Phonetic: Sal-VEE-uh Greg-GEE-eye

Common Name(s): Autumn Sage

Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mexico, Texas, New Mexico
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green
Fall Color:
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring and fall, intermittently throughout the year but mostly in fall
Flower Color(s): Cardinal red, various colors depending on cultivars

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 6-9
Climate Zone(s): 8-24
Growth Rate: Medium                          
Height: 2-4 Feet
Spread: 4 Feet
Hydrozone: Low/very low
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, aphids, whiteflies
Soil: Average dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun, sandy soils, sharp drainage

Features: Mounding habit, 1 inch long leaves, highly attractive for hummingbirds and butterflies, leaves have light resinous coating, very tolerant of heat, aridity and drought, fragrant leaves, showy flower
Uses: Accent plant, borders, foundations

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