Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

Description:  Autumn sage is a soft, mounding shrub normally 2-3 ft. tall, with small, mintily aromatic green leaves that are evergreen in warmer climates. The flowers are borne on racemes from spring to frost and can be red, pink, purple, orange, or white. Its natural range is from south-central and west Texas south to San Luis Potosi in Mexico, mostly on rocky slopes.

Family:  Lamiaceae

Synonym(s):  Cherry Sage, Gregg Salvia

USDA Symbol:  sagr4

Duration:  Perennial

Habit: Shrub

Size Class: 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color: White, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink

Bloom Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Water Use:  Low

Light Requirements:  Sun

Soil Moisture:  Dry

Bloom Notes:  Valued for its nearly evergreen habit, its colorful, long-lasting, hummingbird-attracting blooms, and the denseness of its growth, which makes it useful as a low hedge. Flowers attract bees and hummingbirds. As with many Salvia species, leaves can be used fresh or dried for seasonings and teas, and the flowers are edible.

ATTRIBUTION:  All of the Texas Wildflower images in this post are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of Terry B. Kahler. Reproduction without explicit written consent is prohibited. Some of the information contained in this section was taken from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website and is being used under their terms of use. Redistribution from this site is prohibited. Additional information contained in this section was taken from the USDA website including the USDA code.

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Missing Images:  Plant, Leaf, Fruit-Seed

Data Completeness:  Complete

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