Salvia greggii A.Gray

Autumn Sage

Perennial evergreen herb or subshrub 0.5 m tall. Leaves ovate to linear, blunt-tipped, entire, mostly short-stalked. Flowers in long clusters, each verticillaster of 2 flowers. Corolla white, pink or red to purple, tube 2 cm long; summer to autumn. Similar to s. microphylla (with which hybrids are formed) but without a pair of papillae inside the corolla near its base.

SW USA, Mexico

Source: Garnett, L.; Ellis, G.; Spencer, R.; Templeton, S. (2002). Salvia. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Salvia greggii 'Alba'

Flowers white.

Salvia greggii 'Fulham Red'

Compact habit. Flowers brighter crimson than the species.

Salvia greggii 'Raspberry Royale'

A hybrid with a rounded habit and growing to about 1 m tall. Flowers dark crimson.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Salvia L.