Salvia greggii is also known as Autumn Sage. They are native to Texas and Mexico. They are bushy perennials that blooms from spring until frost. Flowering peaks in early summer then again in the fall. S. greggii comes in a wide variety of colors.
Butterfly and hummingbirds are attracted to their blooms and the foliage is slightly aromatic. Salvia greggii are popular perennials due to their humidity, heat and drought tolerance. They are semi-evergreen or near evergreen in milder climates.
Salvia greggi is easy to grow and requires very little maintenance. They are disease free and deer resistant. They don’t need pruning but they can be pruned lightly to remove errant shoots.
Salvia greggii Mirage™
The Mirage series of Salvia have all the outstanding characteristics of salvia greggii. Mirage has more color and holds blooms a long time. It’s blooming season lasts from late spring until late summer. It’s vibrant blooms stand out in the landscape.
The plants are self-branching and mounded. The smaller stature of Mirage makes them suitable borders and for containers too. They are low maintenance and prefer well-drained soils. Prune to shape before spring growth starts. Fertilize monthly during growing season.
Mirage Salvia is available in our Quart Perennials. We offer Mirage Cherry Red, Mirage Hot Pink, Mirage Violet and Mirage White.
Plant Mirage in full sun 14-16″ apart. They grow 12-14″ tall and 14-16″ wide.
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In addition to our perennial Mirage Salvia, we also grow several other types of salvias. Follow the link below to see these and more.