Salvia greggii Furman's Red

Furman's Red Texas Sage

 

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2005 Plant Select Winner. 24-36" tall x 18" wide. Furman's Red is one of the most cold hardy of the native Salvia greggii family. Blooming in late spring and again in the fall, the plant covers itself with bright red flowers that attract the hummingbirds from miles around. Sweetly aromatic foliage too. A 2005 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 84735P

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2005 Plant Select Winner 24-36" tall x 18" wide. This is a wonderful selection, valued for its tightly branched, upright growth habit and profusion of dark red flowers beginning in early summer and continuing through the fall. Culturally undemanding, this plant tolerates a wide range of soils requiring only that they be quick draining. Just a bit of extra water during dry spells encourages more flowers. Although one of the most cold hardy Salvia greggii cultivars, (Furman's Red) will occasionally freeze to the ground in Zone 6 areas. It will re-sprout quickly from the roots and crown to bloom on new wood that same year. This is a woody, evergreen shrub in mild winter climates. (cutting propagated)
SKU 84735P
Common Name Furman's Red Texas Sage
Botanical Name Salvia greggii Furman's Red
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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 Salvia 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.

To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum 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 more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide 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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High Country GardensSalvia greggii Furman's Red
 
5.0

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  • Attractive (8)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)

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  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
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5.0

Great performer!

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from Madisonville, KY

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  • Attractive
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    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

    Certainly drought tolerant for me last summer. Only watered it a couple of times and it was free flowering and lovely until early Nov. Hope it makes it through the winter.

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    5.0

    Great Plant

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    from Santa Fe, NM

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    • Hardy
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      Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

      I have had one of these plants in my garden for over 5 years, so I decided to get 2 more companions for it. The new additions seem to be performing as well as my original one.

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      5.0

      Blooming at 4 weeks & just saw a hummingbird feeding at it!

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      from Plano, Texas

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

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        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

        This plant arrived in excellent condition and growth was visible the first week after transplanting into a container on the patio. Was surprised to see flower buds visible at the end of two weeks. This is now the end of week 4 and this evening I just saw the first hummingbird feeding at it! I'm so excited I just had to share.

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        5.0

        terrific growth and blooms

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        from DFW

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Robust Growth

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

        Great plant for tough summer climate

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        5.0

        Salvia: Blooms Big All Season!

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        from Bishop, CA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Big And Showy All Season
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

            Salvia was a staple in our first attmept at a xeric garden. It grows fast, and blooms all season if dead blooms are cut. It is lovely and easy to care for.

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            5.0

            My go-to plant

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            from Marble Falls, TX

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

            • Branches Snap Easily

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

            Salvia greggii is my go-to plant. It is healthy, hardy, and takes very little care or water. I let a couple of them get way too leggy before pruning and when I finally took care of that they have come back fuller and more beautiful than ever.

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            5.0

            these were beautiful and filled the area

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            from Prescott, AZ

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            • Attractive
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              Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

              I was so surprised by the way these plants grew and made the area look like i had been there for years.

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              5.0

              I love this plant!

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              from Burnet, TX

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              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
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              Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:

              I've used this in every flower bed we've added since moving to this home permanently in 1998. I love the color and the fragrance, plus it is deer resistant and drought tolerant!

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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