Furman's Red Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'

An outstanding small evergreen shrub for hot, sunny, low water gardens! Prolific, magenta-red flowers attract hummingbirds over along season. Open, airy habit blends well with western natives and xeriscape plants. Low, wide growing habit is perfect for bank and slope coverage.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-via gregg-EYE
LoreThis species of Salvia and all its cultivars are the top hummingbird attracting flowers in dry climates.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 2 to 3 ft. high and wider.
Bloom TimeSummer through fall
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsCombine 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

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