The Top Ten for Texas (and a few more) Picture Gallery

Texas home garden ideas should include colorful, resilient sages, especially Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii). Many of our showiest Sages are native to or grow well across the varied climates and soils of the Lone Star State.

Similar to the so-big nature of Texas, we have a so-big queue of flowering sage plants and companions for the state. But we've limited this list to our top 10 favorites. They are cream-of-the crop varieties that thrive throughout Texas. All of the plants pictured here do well in xeriscape gardens and tolerate hot weather.

For more information about sages that are easy grow perennials and annuals in Texas, please visit the Salvias Down South section of our Everything Salvias blog.


Properties for plants in the The Top Ten for Texas (and a few more) Picture Gallery
Name Mature height Mature width Flower color Bract color Exposure
Salvia canescens var. daghestanica 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Violet Strong Pink Full sun
Salvia roemeriana 1 foot or less 1 foot or less 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 hierosolymitana 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
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 greggii 'Furman's Red' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Red Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia texana 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Violet Strong Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia greggii 'Navajo Purple' 2 to 3 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Reddish Purple Strong Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia lemmonii 'Wild Pink' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia lemmonii 'Wild Rose' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia pinguifolia 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia greggii 'Grace Pink' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia reptans 'Autumn Sapphire' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
* We have not yet defined this plants colors