Roemer's Sage (Salvia roemeriana) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1 foot
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Blooms sporadically through summer.
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Roemer's Sage (Salvia roemeriana) was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 17, 2015.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 11:17 PM

"Salvia roemeriana (Cedar sage, 'Dwarf crimson-flowered sage') is a herbaceous perennial shrub native to the Edwards Plateau in Texas, along with parts of Arizona, and several provinces in Mexico. The epithet honors German geologist Ferdinand von Roemer, who lived in Texas from 1845 to 1847 and became known as the "father of Texas geology". The common name refers to the cedar brakes where it commonly grows. It also grows in oak woodlands and rock outcroppings.

Cedar sage grows up to 1 foot in height and width, quickly establishing itself and growing into colonies through prolific reseeding. The leaves are a grassy green color, with the plant dying back to the ground in winter. The abundant flowers are bright scarlet, growing in loose whorls above the plant, on 8-10 inches stalks, with each plant having many inflorescences.

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Apr 5, 2017 8:19 PM

So far I've had this plant for 2 years and it's very drought tolerant. I have 3 plants growing under an Eastern Red Cedar in a slightly raised area of decomposed granite, compost, and clay soil. Last year it only grew to a few inches tall, this year it's nearly a foot tall. I hope it reseeds because I wouldn't mind a colony under the cedar tree.

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Plant Events from our members
TexasPlumeria87 On March 18, 2016 Obtained plant
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carlysuko On February 3, 2018 Seeds germinated
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carlysuko On January 21, 2018 Seeds sown
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What seeds do you have going so far? by carlysuko May 14, 2018 9:27 AM 86
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