White Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Texas Sage, Gregg's Sage

Salvia greggii 'White'

Lamiaceae

White Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Texas Sage, Gregg's Sage

Loose spikes of pure white tubular, two-lipped flowers are produced in abundance throughout the growing season on this durable native shrub-like perennial. An excellent choice for pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Salvia greggii, a.k.a. Autumn Sage, is a deer and drought resistant low maintenance plant suitable for containers and well-drained gardens and landscapes. Provide full sun and good air circulation for the best results.

Autumn Sage is an easy and drought resistant shrub-like and generally evergreen perennial native to southwestern North America. Full sun and excellent drainage generally provide the best results. Established plants require little additional maintenance once established but may benefit from a light summer shearing. They can also be pruned in spring just before growth begins again. Some sources suggest that no fertilizer is required or desired once established. The 1" long flowers are well suited for pollination by hummingbirds, butterflies, and long tongued bees.

For more information on growing Salvia greggii and its hybrids see Dr. William C. Welch's article "Autumn Sage: Salvia greggii" from the Texas Cooperative Extension. Dr. Welch is a Landscape Horticulturist at Texas A&M.

 


Grows To: 20-30''H x 20-30''W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11,(7?)

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, dry to average moist soils. Moderately drought resistant once well-established.

Salt Tolerance: Slight

Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered

Native To / Origin: SW North America, in the US - TX

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See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 3.5 inch R / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 7.99
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