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As a comment about Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii 'Pink Preference'), Marilyn wrote:

I've grown Salvia greggii 'Pink Preference' for so long that I don't remember when and where I got it. It has been planted in the ground in one of my front-yard flower beds. The flower bed is bordered by the driveway, the sidewalk that's parallel to the street, and two of the sides are bordered by grass. I have rocks that edge the flowerbed. The small to large size rocks are mostly flat and stacked.

I love the color, which is a bright rosy-pink. I've grown lighter pink salvias before, but this one is bright enough that it stands out. I'm thinking about getting a couple more. I love that the flowers attract the hummingbirds and butterflies.

It's always survived our zone 6a winters, and it's nice that it does because a lot of Autumn Sages (Salvia greggii) are only hardy to zone 7.
Name: Dan
East-central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Jan 22, 2017 6:54 PM CST
I got my original plant from Bustani Plant Farm several years ago when they still did mail order. Despite very limited hummer use, I continue to take cuttings and grow pink preference every year because I love the shiny, rich green greggii foliage and the hot pink blooms. It's just a great-looking plant that I don't want to lose.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Jan 24, 2017 8:02 PM CST
Now that you mention it, that's most likely where I got mine when they were doing mail order.

I wished they didn't stop doing mail order. Crying
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