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Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

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


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

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:
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

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3 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Ducky777 On Jul 11, 2010, Ducky777 from Arlington, TX wrote:

One of the most ever blooming Autumn Sages in my garden. The color can be seen a mile away. LOVE it. Going on my 5th year with it.

Positive tomaras3 On Nov 24, 2009, tomaras3 from Harrah, OK wrote:

I planted 3 Autumn Sage early this spring and in late Novemeber they are still blooming! I'm thrilled with them (as were the hummers)

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

SALVIA greggii Wild Thing - Autumn Sage - Medium 24-30" - plant 24-30" apart. zone 6-10. Long blooming from June to October - this plant produces masses of hot pink, almost cherry-red flowers with purple calyxes over lustrous green aromatic foliage. Semi-evergreen Hummingbirds and butterflies adore the blossoms. Cut back in the spring.

Positive Marilynbeth On Nov 17, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

I found gallon plants of this Salvia at Lowe's this Summer, much to my delight and now have four 1-gallon plants in the ground. I really love this Salvia; the color is so beautiful! I'm hoping all four plants survive the Winter ( they are hardy to zone 6 ) and that the plants get even more beautiful and larger next year!


Not all four of the 'Wild Thing' Salvias survived the Winter, but the one I added the photo on 10/25/07 did survive and is doing great! This is a fantastic Salvia to grow!


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

Pelham, Alabama
Fort Collins, Colorado
Washington, District Of Columbia
Pensacola, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Douglas, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Olathe, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Batesville, Mississippi
Liberty, Mississippi
Southaven, Mississippi
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Morehead City, North Carolina
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
Harrah, Oklahoma
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Belton, Texas
Elgin, Texas
Garland, Texas
Lewisville, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kalama, Washington

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