Salvia greggii A.Gray

Autumn Sage, Texas Sage

Form after 1 year

Form after 1 year


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: To 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Shrubby bush form. Small aromatic leaves. Flowers are red, white or pink but there are cultivars in a wide range of colours. Can be pruned to 4" tall in late winter and also to half its size in August to maintain its shape. Deer and rabbit resistant.



Published in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 8: 369 in 1870.

Native to Texas and Mexico.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2010 and planted it in the 'One Of Everything' garden. It bloomed through Summer and remained green throughout the winter. It started blooming again in early April 2010. The cultivar was 'Pink' and the flowers are a deep pink. Over the mild winter from 2011 to 2012 it kept its leaves and bloomed sporadically. There are some dead tips to the stems each winter but these are easily trimmed off and the plant stays bushy.

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