Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage
Salvia greggii 'Navajo Rose'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Navajo Rose
Additional cultivar information:(PP14699, Navajo series, aka RFD-S018)
Hybridized by Dufresne
Registered or introduced: 2004
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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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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

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

Regional

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

Vincent, Alabama

Citrus Heights, California

Jacumba, California

Merced, California

Poway, California

Santa Ana, California

Latonia, Kentucky

Scott, Louisiana

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico

Charlotte, North Carolina

Jacksonville, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Fate, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 4, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

'Navajo Rose' is a great xeriscaping plant, and very low maintenance. The rosy-magenta blooms and maroon bracts really stand out.

One of my favorite salvias.

Semi-evergreen in my climate. I like to give it a haircut in late winter/early spring to keep plants compact (at about 2 feet) as I use it as a border plant. I have seen folks in zones 9a and above use this as a smallish to medium evergreen shrub as it can get 3-4 ft (or more) in those warmer areas.