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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Scarlet, Orange-red; Crimson
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Mountain Sage (Salvia regla) was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 7, 2015.

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Location: Botanical Garden Brookings, OregonDate: 2016-10-04
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Fall 2011The color is amazing in the fall.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Fall 2011This plant blooms in the fall.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Fall 2011View of flower from the side.
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: Georgia, USASeeds are large for a Salvia, about 1/2 centimeter long.  They ha
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Location: Botanical Garden Brookings, OregonDate: 2016-10-04
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Location: Botanical Garden Brookings, OregonDate: 2016-10-04
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 30, 2013 11:01 AM

"Salvia regla (Mountain sage) is a deciduous perennial that is native to a small area of the Chisos Mountains in west Texas and a large area of Mexico, in the states of Coahuila, Durango, and Oaxaca. The specific epithet is probably from the town of Regla in the state of Hidalgo. It is also referred to as the "queen of the Chisos Mountains". It has been widely planted along the Texas flyway for migrating birds, and is an important food source for hummingbirds returning to the tropics in September and October.

Salvia regla is a deciduous shrub which reaches up to 6 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. It grows on upright stems which give it a stately appearance. The flower tube is 1 inch long, with a signal-red 1 inch calyx that is turned to the light, and is chartreuse on the underside. Though it was introduced into horticulture in 1839, it was very uncommon until the 1980s."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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