Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 9, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii).

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) .

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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 9, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Love Autumn Sages! I usually grow a lot of them in the ground and/or in containers every year. Wonderful salvias!
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Sep 9, 2016 8:26 PM CST
This has become one of my favorite plants in NM. It's done very well through snowy winters and hot summers. The flowers are lasting a lot longer than I thought they would.

I've just planted some more in Phoenix, Arizona, and so far it's doing very well, but it is under a bit of shade screening during the hottest time of day.













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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Sep 10, 2016 7:04 AM CST
Salvia gregii is one of the "must have" plants here in North Central Texas.
It blooms repeatedly through the growing season if given a haircut after each wave of bloom.
It is one of the last plants to go to sleep in the fall, thereby providing nectar for migrating butterflies, hummers and many other insects.
It is very easy to propagate from cuttings and it allows you to increase your stock with no problem.
My favorite color is the red, but it comes in many other colors and they are all lovely.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Sep 10, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Thanks for mentioning cuttings. I'll have to do that since they are so pretty and do so well.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Sep 10, 2016 10:46 AM CST
You are welcome Karen. Smiling
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Name: Honey
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honeyx4
Feb 25, 2017 2:56 PM CST
I have several of these in my yard in SE Texas. I just finished trimming scraggly ends because I can see new growth at the base. It hasn't bloomed yet but when it does it has a very long blooming season. Its pretty drought tolerant once it gets established but it thrives when it get watered regularly. The humming birds and the butterflies love it.
Mine is in full sun all day.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 2, 2017 7:08 PM CST
@honeyx4

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias forum!

Here's our salvias database for when they're in bloom and you want to post your pics. The Salvias Database

and the agastache database. The Anise Hyssops Database

I love the autumn sages a lot! I plant them in containers and in the ground. One of the salvias/sages that are hardy in zone 6a.

Sorry I didn't notice your post sooner.

Welcome! Welcome!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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