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Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'
Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'
Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'

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Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'

(Raspberry Autumn Sage) Dark calyxes and stems contrast intensely with the bright berry-colored flowers of Salvia greggii ‘Raspberry’. It's one of our fastest growing, earliest blooming Autumn Sages and has fragrant foliage.

Common name This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion. Raaspberry Autumn Sage
USDA Zones The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average. 7 - 9
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 24"/24"/24"
Exposure This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Full sun to partial shade
Soil type This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage. Well drained
Water needs Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface. Average
Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant. Yes
Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 2 to 3 feet
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 1 to 2 feet
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We believe this to be the best dark colored, compact Autumn Sage.
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(Raspberry Autumn Sage) Dark calyxes and stems contrast intensely with the bright berry-colored flowers of Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'. It is one of our fastest growing and earliest blooming Autumn Sages. While taking a close-up look at the luscious blossoms, enjoy the pleasant, resinous fragrance of its fine, mid-green foliage.

Although this is a sage that needs at least six hours of direct sun daily,  Salvia greggii 'Raspberry' appreciates a bit of shade at the hottest time of day. A location with morning sun and afternoon shade is optimal.

Autumn Sages are drought resistant due to being native to dry regions of Texas and Northwest Mexico. However, they thrive with average watering as long as soil drainage is good. These long blooming subshrubs combine soft herbaceous growth with a bit of woodiness.

Plant this Autumn Sage and you can expect lots of buzz from bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer, however, generally pass it by.