Grouping sages by garden uses is helpful. At times, every gardener needs to find a plant that is just right for a particular purpose in the yard. This may involve controlling weeds by planting large areas with groundcovers, dressing up entryways with showy foliage or edging pathways with the soft foliage of herbaceous perennials.
(Radio Red Autumn Sage) Dark calyxes support true red blossoms in Salvia greggii 'Radio Red', a 2015 introduction from the Darwin Perennials division of Ball Seed. Its tiny, smooth, elliptical leaves form a light, airy backdrop for the dramatic flowers.
(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.