Crimson sage (Salvia henryi) in the Salvias Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Crimson sage (Salvia henryi) was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 6, 2018.

Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 10:53 PM

"Salvia henryi (Crimson sage) is a herbaceous perennial that is native to the U. S. states of Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada, and northern Mexico. It is frequently found growing on rocky slopes and in canyons, along with piñon and juniper. The gray leaves are covered with soft hairs, with bright red bilaterally symmetrical flowers growing in pairs."

Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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