Salvia, Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage 'Flame'

Salvia greggii

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

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Citrus Heights, California

Fairfield, California

Paradise, California

Sacramento, California

Douglas, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Reidsville, North Carolina

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 18, 2014, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This was a good plant for me, but it died in the Icepocalypse of early 2014, even though it only got down to 20 here. So I'm not sure I trust the 10 that Dave's Garden says. Then again, mine was in a small clay pot, not in the ground. I'm not gonna give it a negative rating just because it died for me in the winter, as most other people on here like to do.

Positive

On Feb 9, 2007, Marilynbeth wrote:

Love it! First time growing it last year and it won't be the last. Got 2 plants of it at local Lowe's store. I'm hoping I can get it to survive the Winter and come up in 2007. Beautiful red color, not like the 'orangey' red it looks in 2 of my photos (the morning sun was shining on them).

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