Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage
Salvia greggii 'Purple Pastel'

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

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

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)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

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:

Chatsworth, California

San Leandro, California

Yorkville, Illinois

Morehead, Kentucky

Roswell, New Mexico

Bandera, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Portland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 2, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very nice and I just love the purple blooms, but not quite as vigorous as many of the other varieties of salvia greggii. Stays a bit shorter, takes longer to really get going in the spring, and I do tend to have more spots of winter dieback on this one.