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Salvia greggii (Autumn sage)

Salvia greggii Photo/Illustration: Alan Franz

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Salvia greggii SAL-vee-ah GREG-ee-eye Common Name: Autumn sage 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
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, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Indoor Plant, Naturalizing, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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