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Red Velvet Hybrid Autumn Sage

Salvia x greggii 'Red Velvet'

Mature Height*: 

2-3 ft

Mature Width*: 

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

7 to 11

Hardy to: 

15°F

Water Requirements: 

Moderate Water

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Native to:

South central Texas through Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico

There are many Salvia greggii hybrids available on the market today, each with a unique variation on flower size and color, temperature preference, vigor, and stamina. Red Velvet Autumn Sage is a cultivar favored for its large, deep-red flowers and outstanding heat tolerance. This sun-loving perennial can be evergreen through milder winters, and the foliage has a pleasant sage aroma that rabbits dislike. Hummingbirds and occasional butterflies love the non-stop show of crimson flowers that bloom from early spring until the first winter frost.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.