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Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

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


Other details:
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:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive parkerpt On Sep 3, 2006, parkerpt from Amarillo, TX wrote:

This has become one of my favotire plants. I planted two in late March and have had consistent, heavy blooming all Summer. The foliage is lightly aromatic. Caveat: the stems are very brittle and easily broken!

Positive Tir_Na_Nog On Feb 12, 2006, Tir_Na_Nog from Houston
United States (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this sage (member of the mint family). It blooms almost all year in my area. Because it's a very woody shrub and it can become top heavy and then droop a little looking mis-shapen I stake it sometimes but otherwise looks great! It loves the sun!

Positive Sheila_FW On Oct 15, 2005, Sheila_FW from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Since I first aquired this plant, I have not been very kind to it. I have frequently failed to water it and it still thrived. I clip it back in the late Fall after it stops blooming, or early Spring before it sprouts. It is always forgiving and will bloom through summer and early Fall.

Positive tazzy On Sep 15, 2004, tazzy from Sand Springs, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Blooms from early spring to late fall in oklahoma Take heat and drought poor soil.

Neutral mystic On Apr 18, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I really liked this plant it bloomed all summer and added such a splash of color to the garden. However it did not come back for me in zone 6. That could be because of the bad summer and winter we have had this year. I will give it another try.


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

Maricopa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Palm Springs, California
Sacramento, California
Denver, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
Washington, District Of Columbia
Boise, Idaho (2 reports)
Meridian, Idaho
Hebron, Kentucky
Towson, Maryland
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Bronxville, New York
Columbia, South Carolina
Amarillo, Texas
Big Spring, Texas
Brady, Texas
Carrollton, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Plano, Texas

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