Salvia greggii Pink

Salvia greggii Pink


Description: Salvia greggii 'Pink' is a cultivar of Salvia greggii with delicate, tubular flowers that bloom in shades of pink. The flowers are produced in dense clusters at the ends of upright stems, creating a profusion of color in the garden. The foliage of 'Pink' is aromatic, with small, lance-shaped leaves that are typically gray-green in color. The plant has a bushy, compact growth habit and may grow slightly taller than it is wide.

Size: Salvia greggii 'Pink' typically grows to a height of about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) and spreads of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) at maturity. However, individual plants may vary in size depending on growing conditions and cultivar characteristics. 'Pink' has a compact, mounding growth habit, with stems that may sprawl slightly as the plant matures. This makes it an excellent choice for borders, containers, and mixed perennial beds.

Best Growing Zones: Salvia greggii 'Pink' is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico and is well-suited to regions with warm, temperate climates. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10, where temperatures remain above freezing year-round. 'Pink' is tolerant of heat, drought, and poor soil conditions, making it an excellent choice for gardens in arid and semi-arid regions. It may be grown as an annual in cooler climates or overwintered indoors in containers.

Soil and Sun Requirements: Salvia greggii 'Pink' prefers well-drained soil with good fertility and adequate moisture retention. It thrives in full sun exposure, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. 'Pink' is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or rocky soils, as long as they are well-drained. Adequate sunlight is essential for promoting vigorous growth and abundant flowering.

Maintenance: Salvia greggii 'Pink' is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal care to thrive. Water regularly during the growing season, especially during periods of drought, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding. Prune as needed to maintain the desired shape and size, removing any dead, diseased, or overgrown branches.

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