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Salvia reptans 'Autumn Sapphire'

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(Autumn Sapphire West Texas Grass Sage) Butterflies and honeybees particularly favor this West Texas mountain native. In contrast to the true blue flowers of regular Salvia reptans, this cultivar has deep blue blossoms and is remarkably compact.

Price: $11.50
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Common name
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Autumn Sapphire West Texas Grass Sage
USDA Zones
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5 - 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
Soil type
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Well drained
Water needs
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Average
Pot size
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3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes
  • Salvia reptans 'Autumn Sapphire'
  • Salvia reptans 'Autumn Sapphire'
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(Autumn Sapphire West Texas Grass Sage) Butterflies and honeybees particularly favor this West Texas mountain native. In contrast to the true blue flowers of regular Salvia reptans, this cultivar has deep blue blossoms and is remarkably compact.  Les than 1/2 the size of other varieties, it is at home in almost any garden.

Autumn Sapphire tolerates heat, cold and drought. It grows best in Mediterranean-style coastal areas and semi-arid climates. The scientific epithet repens refers to its creeping roots that spread like a mat-forming grass helping to conserve moisture in the soil.

Although this tough perennial handles full-sun, it does particularly well with morning sun and afternoon shade, especially where summers are extremely hot. Give it rich, well-drained soil and average watering depending on your local conditions. However, this is a sage that grows well in dry gardens.

Salvia repens is a narrow, vertical species. Its whorled flowers are widely spaced on tall, slender flower spikes. It looks pretty as an accent plant, standing alone or in a mixed border poking out amid plants with denser foliage.

Autumn Sapphire is a Plant Select introduction for 2017.