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Salvia greggii

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Description

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, rocky soil is okay.  'Wild Thing' reportedly has better winter hardiness than species plants. Propagate by cuttings.  This plant is slightly salt tolerant.

Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Cultivars:
  • 'Hot Lips'
  • 'Wild Thing'
Tags:
#resistant#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • 'Hot Lips'
  • 'Wild Thing'
Tags:
#resistant#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salvia
    Species:
    greggii
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt