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Salvia, Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage 'Raspberry Delight'

Salvia x greggii

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: x greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Delight
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Magenta (pink-purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


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

Menifee, California

Oakley, California

Tracy, California

Boise, Idaho

Meridian, Idaho

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Hebron, Kentucky

Salem, Massachusetts

Madison, Tennessee

Arlington, Texas

Belton, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 2, 2017, Adrienneny from Staten Island, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have trouble telling Raspberry Delight apart from Raspberry Royale so I might be mixing them up. It survives our 6/7 zone without protection. Unlike Plum Wine salvia which has been blooming since early May, Raspberry Delight hasn't begun flowering yet. The flowers are on the small side but very striking color.


On Oct 8, 2012, idahocactus2 from Boise, ID wrote:

one of the best of the hardy salvias for the Boise Valley which is rated from zones 5 - 7. This plant grows very well in quite lean soils, and little water requirements. The usual plant size is about 3 - 4 feet tall and wide and covered with blooms from late spring into fall. The seeds are viable here and have transplanted many seedlings to other spots in the yard. A little particular as to growing conditions --- the soil has to be loose --- no overwatering -- hot sunny place and even growing up on a mound helps. The hummingbirds and bees go crazy for this plant. Grown in this area since about 1990. The plants are even incredible now with autumn blooms.


On Sep 14, 2006, kman_blue from (Zone 6b) wrote:

A wonderful non-stop bloomer and mostly evergreen here. It has gotten about 3' tall and 4' wide for me.


On Jul 26, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

I really love this plant! Planted it Summer 2005 from High Country Gardens and its even more beautiful this Summer! Wonderful overall!


On Feb 3, 2006, Ally_UT from Central, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Honestly I live in a zone that is too cold for this plant. I've got it planted on the south side of my house against the foundation and also right by the dryer vent. How's that for a microclimate.
I believe it's been in this spot going on 4 years now and it's doing great.
This plants grows to about 3' x 3' and is a profuse bloomer from spring until fall. I cut back the foliage in the spring as it begins to show new growth and leave it alone. This is truly a delightful plant.