Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage
Salvia greggii 'Rose Pink'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose Pink
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California

San Leandro, California

Pensacola, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Indianapolis, Indiana

Georgetown, Texas (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 15, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Intense electric rose pink flowers, dark sepals. Well drained soil. Blooms all season until frost.
It is a member of the Hibiscus family. Native to Texas and Mexico. Upright to mounding in habit. Blooms May to November. Best Sages for low hedges, cut back spent flowers periodically, pinching & prunning thru the growing season. Hardy to 15F. Grey-green foliage. Drought and heat resistant when established.