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Products > Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'
 
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' - Magenta Red Texas Sage
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Southwest (U.S.) (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Magenta
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 2-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' (Magenta Red Texas Sage) - Evergreen perennial native found throughout southwest Texas and into Mexico. Light green glabrous leaves vary in length from 3/4 to one inch long. A highly variable grower reaching a height of two to four feet tall and half as wide. Magenta red flowers clothe the branch tips throughout summer and into fall/autumn until short days and cool weather slow then stop their production. This cultivar was selected by the noted Texas plantsman W.A. Furman in the 1970's. Ideally suited in full sun and dry situations. The species is naturally found at elevations from 5000-9000 feet in the mountains of Mexico and is cold hardy into the high teens.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'.
 
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