Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red') in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Red
Other: Dark red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2005 Plant Select Winner


'Furman's Red' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 8, 2015.

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-05-12
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-03-22
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2014-05-12Salvia Greggii Furman
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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 26, 2014 6:40 PM

Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) 'Furman's Red' produces dark red blooms in late summer and fall in my Maryland garden. A native to Texas and Mexico, it attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Like other varieties of sage, it has aromatic leaves. It's hardy to zone 6a, and likes medium to dry soil in full sun. 'Furman's Red' is one of the more cold-hardy cultivars of Salvia greggii.

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