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Salvia greggii 'Lipstick'


Salvia greggii 'Lipstick' has evergreen aromatic foliage and long-blooming red flowers with white throats.

Salvia greggii 'Lipstick', known as autumn sage, is a heat tolerant, sub-shrub with aromatic foliage and nectar-rich flowers. Dark purple stems bear lightly fragrant, continuously blooming, two-lipped red flowers with white throats. The growth habit is upright and bushy to 36 inches tall and wide. Prune to shape in early spring. Makes a super easy and appealing container plant for the patio and in the mixed sunny border for all summer colour. Plant in full sun in hot dry spots with well-drained soils. Hummingbird and pollinator magnet. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Autumn Sage

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour: Burgundy

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Well-drained, rocky slopes. Rocky soils in Central, West and South Texas, and Mexico.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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