Furman's Red Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SAL-via gregg-EYE|
|Lore||This species of Salvia and all its cultivars are the top hummingbird attracting flowers in dry climates.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 2 to 3 ft. high and wider.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through fall|
|Design Ideas||An important subshrub for xeriscape gardens with any theme. Shares similar water requirements as many western natives making it perfect for wild gardens. Preference for good drainage makes an excellent bank and slope coverage. Excellent source of bright color in the Mediterranean landscape, but equally suited to tropical looks. Important staple of desert garden compositions. The quintessential dry climate hummingbird plant for wildlife focused gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Combine the magenta of the sage with the silver foliage and yellow blooms of Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis lanata) and the golden flowers of Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'). The blue flower clusters of Carmel Creeper California Lilac (Ceanothus griseus hortizontalis 'Carmel Creeper') makes a colorful hummingbrid garden.|
Requires well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9