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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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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:
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Suze_ 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.


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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