Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)


Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii

Native to southwest Texas and north-central Mexico, Autumn Sage blooms throughout spring and fall with showy red to coral tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies in droves. Since Salvia greggii has a dense clumping growth habit, we love to plant them as an attractive low hedge around roses, and they are also a good choice for growing on slopes. These Salvia are also a great addition to rock gardens, and once established they are drought tolerant, so they are also a welcome addition to any waterwise landscape that could benefit from their wonderful show of colors!

Autumn Sage grows best in partial shade to full sun exposures. They are cold and heat tolerant, so they love to grow in our local Southern California climate! You don’t need to have a green thumb to grow these colorful flowers. They have a moderate to fast growth rate and once established will have low to moderate watering needs. Plant them anywhere in your landscape to add curb appeal!

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  • Also known as Cherry Sage, Gregg Salvia, Gregg Sage, Chihuahuan Sage
  • A member of the Mint Family
  • The flowers are edible and their leaves can be used fresh or dried for seasonings and teas – some say leaves taste like a cross between sage and mint
  • Long-lasting, colorful blooming season – a repeat bloomer
  • An evergreen that can provide winter interest to our area
  • Adaptable to a wide range of garden soils
  • An excellent choice for growing in containers and used in borders
  • Attracts small wildlife


Small perennial shrub with abundant red, coral or hot pink tubular flowers in spring and fall

Attracts humming birds and butterflies

Use in gardens, pots, rock gardens and borders

Drought tolerant once established