How to grow Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii grow and care – herbaceous‎ of the genus Salvia also known as Autumn sage, Salvia greggii perennial evergreen plant or as annual, used for edible leaves but mostly ornamental flowers and the fragrant that attract pollinators, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10-11 as perennial and hardiness zone 5-9 (as annual), in hardiness zone 9 can grow as perennial with the right overwinter care.

Leaves edible fragrant in color green in ovate shape the leaves hairy.

Salvia greggii flower

Flower color can be: red, pink, purple or white, flower shape its labiate dancer body with dress.

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How to grow Salvia greggii – growing and care:

Rich soil, well-drained soil

How to care:
Put fertilize once a year will be enough, winter care require over that plant in the base possible with wood chip or dead leaves

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (care instruction bellow) / Vegetative reproduction- possible by bending a branch over and covering it with soil, or by cutting, the cutting possible to put in water and switch the water every few days or put the stem in soil better peat soil and better with root growth hormone, in both cutting methods need to take care what will be enough humidity better to do it in warm spring or in autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11 in half shade

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive

Planting season:
Spring in hardiness zone 5-9 as annual, spring to summer in hardiness zone 9, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b, if the summer not too much hot possible in summer, all year in hardiness zone 11.

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
40-60cm, 16-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Entire year

General information about the flower
Dancer flower the top is body with dress (labiate), color can be: red, pink, white or more than one color mostly pink and white

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year in hardiness zone 11+ and in hardiness zone 9-10 or as annual from spring to autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can with the stems

Information about leaves:
Leaves are oval the color light to dark green, the taste remind with imagination to pineapple

Uses of Salvia microphylla leaves:
Beverage, eat raw

How to grow Salvia greggii from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Better to sow it in temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) possible in 15-29C (59-84F) but will take more time to germinate and less seeds will germinate

Saving and care seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location better in root temperature or refrigerator

Sowing season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone lower than 10a (include) but better in spring, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b+ spring, autumn or winter, and better not to sow it in hot summer days

How to plant:
Plant in sunny location until 25C (77F), temperature that will be above in half shade

Planting spacing:
30*40cm (12*16 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
3-6mm (0.2-0.4 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, humidity, sunny location

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, don’t let the soil dry and keep the soil moist

Germination time:
2-3 weeks in optimal condition but can take 5 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, sunny location but if it’s in the summer need to increase the amount of water

Cultivars

Salvia red swing (also known as Autumn sage red swing) – Flowers color is red. The plant can reach a height of 70cm (28 inches) and a spread of 50cm (20 inches).

‘Furman’s red’-can reach a height of 60 to 120cm (24 to 48 inches with a spread of 45cm (18 inches). Flowers color is red magenta. Blooming time is from late spring until early autumn.

Flame (also known as Flame Texas sage) – red flowers with dark calyxes. Can reach a height of 70cm (28 inches) and a spread of 60cm (24 inches)

‘Wild Thing’ – hot pink flowers. Long blooming period from June to October. Plant reach a height of 60cm (24 inches)

Scientific name:

Salvia greggii

How to grow Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii grow and care

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