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salvia greggii jamensis Desert Blaze

salvia greggii jamensis Desert Blaze  • 

Photo: salvia greggii jamensis Desert Blaze

Photo: salvia greggii jamensis Desert Blaze

General description

Autumn sage is a soft, mounding shrub normally 2-3 ft. tall, with small, mintily aromatic green leaves that are evergreen in warmer climates. The flowers are borne on racemes from spring to frost and can be red, pink, purple, orange, or white. Its natural range is from south-central and west Texas south to San Luis Potosi in Mexico, mostly on rocky slopes.

A popular landscape plant in the Southwest, Autumn sage is delightful to use as a small, ornamental, flowering shrub in a perennial bed or as a low hedge. Its aromatic foliage quickens the senses and its flowers are sure to draw hummingbirds. The color of its blossoms in the wild is usually red but varies from area to area, with some regions dominated by red-blooming plants, others pink, others orange, others purple, and others white, plus many shades in between. The color range has been further enhanced by breeding, resulting in many cultivars over the years. It is disease and insect free and drought tolerant, and once established, should not be fertilized.

Plant requirements

Full sun

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Maintenance

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Practical use

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Properties

Variety of
Common Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Height
1 - 1000 cm
Color
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Sunlight
Full sun