Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii Desert Blaze™) in the Salvias Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Desert Blaze™
Cultivar name: 'Variegata'
Common names:
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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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15-30 inches
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP 8560


'Variegata' was a featured
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variegatagal On May 8, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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variegatagal On March 2, 2017 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Synonyms or not? by HamiltonSquare Jun 19, 2014 5:02 PM 7
Talking Salvias by Marilyn Nov 11, 2013 9:54 PM 250

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