Autumn sage

Salvia greggii

Photo/Illustration: 
Alan Franz
Salvia greggii   'Stampede Punch'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Autumn sage (Salvia greggii)
SAL-vee-ah GREG-ee-eye
Genus:  Salvia
This native of Texas and Mexico has a woody base and can form a dwarf, evergreen shrub, 1 foot tall by 1 foot wide. It has small, leathery leaves and bears bright flowers in shades of pink, purple, or yellow from early summer to frost.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Salvia are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. The flowers are made up of two lips: the upper one forms a hood over whiskery stamens and the lower lip, which itself is wide and toothed. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. 
Care:  Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed, or divide plants, in spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Indoor Plant,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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