Salvia greggii
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Salvia greggii

autumn sage

  family lamiaceae 
  genus salvia 

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Genus  Salvia Species  greggii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  autumn sage Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S10191 Data source  CrscntBlm;HumGrdn p70;Frgnt p364
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Don's at Tuolumne Compost  no Size at acquisition  4 inch pot Garden location  South triangle garden Garden notes  Salvia greggii is a good hummingbird feeder. The leaves of Autumn sage have a mildly spicy aroma. This plant can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. Full sun is needed for this species to do its best. It needs soil that is dry. This plant tolerates occasional periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  rosemary scented Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Spicy Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Salvia greggii is a native plant in the natural environment and probably originates from Western US and Chihuahuan Desert.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  The flowers are typically of a red color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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