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Salvia Greggii

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Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: red and many others
Blooming Period: spring
summer
fall


Height: 3 feet
Width: 3 feet
Plant Character: semi-evergreen
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements:
Soil Requirements: alkaline
adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

 

Salvia greggii is a popular, usually evergreen sub-shrub growing native in rocky soils in Central, West and South Texas, and Mexico. It has small, dull pale green, glandular, aromatic leaves. The normally red-flowered species also has white and pink forms and many named cultivars with slightly larger or smaller, rounder or more elongate leaves, varying growth habits from very upright to sprawling, and a wide range of colors in addition to those mentioned above. Pale yellow, orange, salmon, fuchsia, purple, red-violet, burgundy, some with white variegation of leaves or flowers are commonly available. It is valued for its adaptability to garden soils, its very long blooming season and as a magnet for hummingbirds. Prune back to 4 inches in late winter and again by one half in August to maintain a clean shape, or allow to grow and spread for a more natural appearance, with occasional pruning of old wood.