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Salvia greggii 'Navajo Bright Red'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dancingbear27 On Jul 4, 2008, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a beautiful salvia! It is a bright red but has a bluish tone so I would consider it a cherry red instead of tomato red. Mine also has a white tie-die look to the lower petals. My hummingbirds love this. It has been blooming all summer. Unfortunately will be an annual in my zone. Will try to save it though.

Positive alleycallie On Jul 30, 2007, alleycallie from Sylvan Grove, KS wrote:

I bought two red Navajo salvia plants at an end of the season grocery store sale and it grows beautifully in my alkaline soil in north central Kansas. It is absolutely carefree, drought tolerant, and blooms constantly from early summer to frost.

I have searched high and low for more of this plant in garden centers from mid-Kansas to Kansas City, all along I-70 and have never found this plant again. A local nursery can order Navajo Rose and Navaho Orange, but not red. A cousin who vacations in Santa Fe, NM is ordering from a nursery there and getting me more than will be shipped in early fall. I therefore assume that it grows easily in the southwest.

I have no other information, but stress that it is hardy in my zone, the cusp of 5/6, and recommend it highly.


Positive Marilynbeth On Jul 29, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful bright red Salvia flowers for the Hummingbirds to enjoy! I have about 8 of these plants in pots and/or in the ground. I love it and hoping the ones in the ground survive the Winter.


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

Houston, Alabama
Chandler, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Cordele, Georgia
Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Elba, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Carrollton, Texas
Portland, Texas

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