Mountain Sage, Red-Sage Salvia
Salvia regla

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: regla
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

American Canyon, California

Clayton, California

Richmond, California

Salinas, California

Arlington, Texas

Belton, Texas

Dallas, Texas

De Leon, Texas

Longview, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Waxahachie, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 20, 2013, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

Pretty heavy bloomer in late fall and can stand East Texas cold weather. Butterflies , especially the sulphurs and fritillaries really love it so when I dig up my other less hardy plants (pentas and porterweed) I still have a strong attractant.

Positive

On Oct 24, 2012, Cocobalanga from Viviers
France wrote:

I grow this Salvia since 10 years, outside in my Mediterranéenne climate of Ardéche, France, and it is 2,50 m high and has supported -12°C with no problems.Quite a gorgeous in flower