Botanical Name: Salvia greggii
Common Name: Autumn Sage  
Plant photo of: Salvia greggii
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Lavender, Pink, Red


Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Very Low, Low, Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Susan Frommer
  • Description

  • Notes

The autumn sage is a hybrid evergreen shrub that grows 3-4 ft. high It has fragrant green leaves and colorful flowers that bloom in spring and summer. This evergreen shrub can tolerate sun or partial shade and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The autumn sage is drought tolerant and attracks hummingbirds. The flower colors that can be grown are: Coral, Pink, Purple, Red, and White. -Cornflower Farms
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.