Salvia greggii ‘Red’

(Autumn Sage )

By September 4, 2019
Salvia greggii Red

About Salvia greggii ‘Red’

This Texas native variety is called Salvia greggii ‘Red’. Its light-green leaves reach 3/4″ – 1″ tall and are complimented by 1 ” long magenta flowers. As an evergreen perennial, this shrub grows in a upright form and has a blooming season that last from Spring through Fall. Its average landscape size reaches 2-4′ tall by 2-3′ wide and is a popular low-maintenance plant. Just as its common name describes, Autumn Sage, this variety is a member of the sage family emitting a slight fragrance. Western Star carries a variety of different colors from the Salvia variety including Salvia ‘Hot Lips‘, Salvia ‘Heatwave Glimmer’ and many others. Check our inventory for your favorite.

Care Instructions 

As a drought tolerant plant, the Salvia greggii ‘Red’ has low water needs.  Prune every Spring to keep the desired shape and to encourage growth.

Where to Plant 

Plant this variety in well-drained soil and full sun. As a drought tolerant plant, this plant is a great option for low-maintenance landscapes or in areas where drought is common. While deer-resistant, it does attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Botanical Name: Salvia greggii 'Red'

Common Name: Autumn Sage

Average Landscape Size: 2-4' x 2-3'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Magenta

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Bush

Sizes: 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Waterwise, Easy Pruning, Attracts Hummingbirds,