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Salvia greggii 'Lipstick'

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

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive CBernard On Apr 22, 2006, CBernard from Perris, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Salvia greggii 'Lipstick' has grown in my yard for almost a year. I bought the plant from a clearance sale last May. For the last two growing seasons, it has provided nourishment for the hummingbirds. I am really pleased with it.

Regional...

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

North Fork, California
Perris, California
Redlands, California
Dunwoody, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Kemp Mill, Maryland
Austin, Texas
Copperas Cove, Texas
Doyle, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Grand Prairie, Texas
Houston, Texas
Montgomery, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Lakebay, Washington



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