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Salvia reptans

West Texas Grass Sage

West Texas Grass Sage is an amazing plant originally collected from the mountains of West TX. Blooming in early fall with hundreds of cobalt blue flowers, this xeric species is very cold hardy and a hummingbird favorite. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 

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SKU 84791P
Common Name West Texas Grass Sage
Botanical Name Salvia reptans
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
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36-48" tall x 15-18" wide (seed/cutting propagated). An amazing native sage originally collected in the Davis Mountains of west Texas by plantsman Pat McNeal. The stiff stems have fine-textured foliage that gives the plant a wonderful grassy appearance. But come late summer, the numerous cobalt blue flowers remind you that it is a very special flowering sage. The foliage is pungently scented and resists browsing animals. Nice with Zauschneria arizonica.
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Beautiful late season color; hardy

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Bloomed First Season
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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  • Easily Broken By Deer

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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia reptans:

My growing conditions are harsh: high, dry winds; high heat; possible heavy snow; clay, rocky soil. Also have many browsers - deer, rabbit. This plant did very well in these conditions. The blue color is stunning.

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Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Salvia

Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.

  1. Plant in full sun.
  2. Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained.
  3. Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay.
  4. Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Once established they will need regular, deep irrigation during hot, dry weather.
  6. During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness.
  7. In colder USDA zones (zone 6 and below) it is essential to give Native Southwestern and Southwestern hybrids protection from the extreme cold their first couple winters in the garden. Mound up pine needles or fallen autumn leaves over and around the base of the plant.

Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.

Western sages include:

  • Salvia greggii - ‘Furman’s Red’, ‘Cold Hardy Pink’
  • Salvia hybrids - ‘Maraschino’, ‘Raspberry Delight’, ‘Ultra Violet’ and ‘Burgundy Seduction’.
  • Salvia pachyphylla and Salvia dorrii is recommended for arid western gardens.
  • Salvia azurea and Salvia reptans - Early fall bloomers with excellent cold hardiness.

Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.

Old World varieties include:

  • Salvia syslvestris'Lyrical Rose', 'May Night', 'Little Night', 'Caradonna' and 'Marcus'.
  • Salvia daghestanica
  • Salvia verticiliata

More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.


View or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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