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Salvia greggii

Common Name(s):
Autumn sage, Texas sage
Cultivar(s):
Hot Lips, Wild Thing
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

A small herbaceous perennial, somewhat woody sub-shrub; different cultivars offer flower colors from red to coral and some mixed with white. Flowers are lip-shaped, thus the cultivar 'Hot Lips'. Semi-evergreen with aromatic leaves up to 2 inches; prefers full sun but tolerates afternoon shade in regions with high summer heat; needs well drained soil, rocy soil is okay. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Season:
Spring, summer, fall
Height:
2-3 ft.
Flower Color:
Red, coral, hot pink, bi-color with white
Hardiness:
6-9
Propagation:
Cuttings
Exposure:
Sun, late afternoon shade
Soil:
Well drained
Regions:
Rocky soils, elevations to 9,000 ft.
Origin:
Native to Texas
Tags:
resistant, deer

NCCES plant id: 2830

Salvia greggii Salvia greggii growth habit
Photo by John W. Schulze, CC BY - 2.0
Salvia greggii Salvia greggii flower detail
Photo by Galen Herz, CC BY-NC-2.0