Orange Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery

Orange flowers seem to jump out at viewers whether hot orange-reds, creamy pastels or fruit-juicy oranges. Some of the finest flowering orange plants are Salvias.

You'll hear a lot about red when planting annuals for wildlife gardens, because hummingbirds garden love red, tubular, nectar-rich flowers. But orange is another hummingbird favorite not to be neglected.


Related Blog entries for plants in the Orange Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery

5 Big Orange Bedding Plant Beauties for Hummingbirds:

You'll hear a lot about red when planting annuals for wildlife gardens, because hummingbirds garden love red, tubular, nectar-rich flowers. But orange is another hummingbird favorite not to be neglected. Flowers by the Sea suggests five long blooming species for your landscape that begin shouting "Orange, orange, orange" in spring when hummingbirds are big-time hungry now, now, now as they head north for the nesting season.

Cultivating Color: Tracking the Elusive History of Autumn & Mountain Sage Warm Pastel Hybrids -- Part I:

Whether planned or accidental, hybrids happen. This is especially true among the closely related Southwestern and Mexican species of Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (S. microphylla). They are native to different areas of the Southwest and Mexico, but cross freely when they meet. This story is the first installment in a two-part series initiating our Cultivating Color series. It involves the late Dr. Richard F. Dufresne, a Salvia specialist who helped us track the history of warm-colored S. x jamensis hybrids.

Pantone Pageant Cheerful Lemon Zest and Nectarine Designer Salvias:

Let there be light; let there be brightness. Yellows and oranges are cheerful colors to combine in a grouping of perennials. Pantone's spring 2013 designer colors -- golden yellow Lemon Zest 13-0756 and its hot orange Nectarine 16-1360 -- are fun colors to match to sages (Salvia spp.) that can turn up the light in a garden whether sunny or shady. Two groupings for sunny or shady gardens are offered

Properties for plants in the Orange Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery
Name Mature height Mature width Flower color Bract color Exposure
Salvia confertiflora 5 to 6 feet 4 to 5 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia adenophora 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Moderate Reddish Orange Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia tubiflora 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia stolonifera 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia regla 'Royal' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia dichlamys 'Super Elk' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia lineata 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Brownish Orange Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia africana-lutea 'Kirstenbosch' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Moderate Orange Grayish Brown Full sun
Salvia greggii 'Orange Yucca Do' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Deep Yellowish Pink Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia regla 'Jame' 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Strong Reddish Orange Full sun
Salvia greggii 'Lowrey's Peach' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Moderate Reddish Orange Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia regla 'Huntington Gardens Form' 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Strong Reddish Orange Full sun
Salvia regla - Queretaro form 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Strong Reddish Orange Full sun
Salvia microphylla 'Orange Door' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Red Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x jamensis 'California Sunset' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia subrotunda 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x jamensis 'Tangerine Ballet' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia libanensis 6 feet plus 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia gachantivana 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Ember's Wish' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Red Moderate Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x jamensis 'Dyson's Orangy Pink' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Moderate Reddish Orange Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia rubescens subsp. dolichothrix 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia karwinskii 'Ted's 18 footer' 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Deep Pink Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia heerii 6 feet plus 5 to 6 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia splendens van houttei 'Faye Chapel' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Red Vivid Reddish Orange Partial shade
Salvia tuerckheimii 6 feet plus 4 to 5 feet Vivid Reddish Orange Strong Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia x 'Skyscraper Orange' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Red Moderate Reddish Orange Partial to full shade
* We have not yet defined this plants colors