Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage
Salvia greggii 'Lipstick'

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:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

North Fork, California

Perris, California

Redlands, California

Atlanta, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Silver Spring, Maryland

Austin, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Grand Prairie, Texas

Houston, Texas

Montgomery, Texas

Portland, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Lakebay, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.