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Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage)

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Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage) is a compact, upright, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub boasting showy racemes of mildly fragrant, two-lipped, deep purple flowers with dark calyces. Blooming from spring to frost, the flowers bloom in whorls above the aromatic foliage of small, ovate, dark green leaves. The blossoms are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Native to Texas and Mexico, Salvia greggii species is a popular landscape plant thanks to its heat, humidity and drought tolerance. It is also valued for its nearly evergreen habit (evergreen in warmer climates), its colorful and long-lasting blooms and as a magnet for hummingbirds.

  • Grows up to 12-14 in. tall (30-35 cm) and 14-16 in. wide (35-40 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in light, moderately fertile, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. Needs a sheltered position.
  • A great small flowering shrub for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Great for small gardens and containers.
  • Easy to grow, fairly disease free, it is deer resistant. Keep an eye out for leafhoppers, slugs and snails or rosemary beetle.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering. Blooms on the previous or current year’s growth. Needs little pruning. Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required.
  • Propagate by basal cuttings or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn with bottom heat.
  • Salvia greggii is native to Texas and Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 9
Heat Zones 4 - 9
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage, Autumn Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Salvia ‘Little Kiss’ (Sage)
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Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ (Frikart’s Aster)
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Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 9
Heat Zones 4 - 9
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage, Autumn Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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