Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage)
Alphabetical Plant Listing

Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage)

Autumn Sage 'Mirage Deep Purple', Gregg's Sage 'Mirage Deep Purple', Texas Sage 'Mirage Deep Purple', Red Chihuahuan Sage 'Mirage Deep Purple', Salvia greggii 'Balmirdepur', Salvia greggii 'Mirage Deep Purple', Mirage Series


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.

Not sure which Salvia - Sages to pick?
Compare All Salvia - Sages

Buy Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage)

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 Salvia - Sages
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)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages

Guides with Salvia - Sages


Ball Horticultural Inc

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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 Salvia - Sages
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)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages

Guides with Salvia - Sages

Plant Calculator

How many Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Salvia greggii Mirage Deep Purple (Autumn Sage)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.

Rename Collection

This field is required.