Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink

Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage

 

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Cold Hardy Pink is a long blooming, very cold hardy form of Texas sage that covers itself with deep pink flowers all season long. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Regular Price: $10.99

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Per Plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Containers
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 84802

Details

18-20" tall x 18-24" wide. Enjoy this deep-pink flowered form of Texas Sage for its long bloom-time and excellent cold hardiness. 'Cold Hardy Pink' is a compact growing little woody shrub that is highly attractive to hummingbirds and bees all season long. Javelina resistant
SKU 84802
Common Name Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage
Botanical Name Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 18-20" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Containers, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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High Country GardensSalvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Healthy (8)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (8)
  • Garden (7)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Blooms in less than a week!?

Wow, I am impressed! Ordered in October and I already see flower buds within a week of planting! I chose this and some other full sun, drought tolerant, low-need plants to add...Read complete review

Wow, I am impressed! Ordered in October and I already see flower buds within a week of planting! I chose this and some other full sun, drought tolerant, low-need plants to add a bit of a planned look to my native/wild/untamed part of the landscape. There is no irrigation in this part of the yard, the soil is unamended and lean, and it gets blazing hot, reflective, burns-plants-to-a-crisp sun alllll day long until right before sunset.
I planted alongside compact banana yucca, some hardy lavenders, pink Cotton lambs ears, maidenhair ornamental clumping grass, yarrow, red hot poker, sedum (stonecrop), rabbitbrush, globe mallow, red yucca, desert willows and aster for season long colors of rose burgundy, lavender, golden yellow, dark pink, orange, blue and purple (lovely together)!
We are at 5000 feet with freezing winters and hot, sunny, windy summers. The soil is inhospitable and we average 14 inches of moisture a year in zone 7
Now that I know how strong and vigorous it is, I will add more Texas sage to our property :)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful but does not last

Surprised the original 4 I purchased are dead. I am totally disappointed

Surprised the original 4 I purchased are dead. I am totally disappointed

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1.0

Beautiful but does not last

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from Vancouver, WA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Beautiful
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • 1 died the first year and 3 died the second year

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

Surprised the original 4 I purchased are dead. I am totally disappointed

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5.0

Great plant!

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from Pueblo, CO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

    We planted this in our front yard garden in the fall and it is doing really good. We are hoping it will attract hummingbirds as it grows.

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    5.0

    Gorgeoug -- I'm buying more

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    from Boise ID

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Long blooming
    • thrives in poor soils

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

        Bright almost-florescent pink plant bloomed for months in partially shaded high-desert location.

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        5.0

        Beautiful bright pink color

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        from Rio Rancho, NM

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        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

          Bloomed quickly and prolifically the first year. Hummingbirds approve!

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cold, Hardy Pink Matches Description!

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          from Springfield, VA

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Continuous blooms summer thru October
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

          Cons

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            • Garden
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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

            This plant fits the written description. First year plants bloom, but get slightly taller and thicker in second year. This is my favorite border plant, the color of the blooms are striking from hot, dry, yet humid summer to cool, wet winter in Virginia. I ordered some the first year and was so impressed I ordered more the next year.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Blooms in less than a week!?

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            from Kanab, southern Utah near Grand Canyon

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

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              • Full sun
              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Xeric waterwise plantings

              Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

              Wow, I am impressed! Ordered in October and I already see flower buds within a week of planting! I chose this and some other full sun, drought tolerant, low-need plants to add a bit of a planned look to my native/wild/untamed part of the landscape. There is no irrigation in this part of the yard, the soil is unamended and lean, and it gets blazing hot, reflective, burns-plants-to-a-crisp sun alllll day long until right before sunset.
              I planted alongside compact banana yucca, some hardy lavenders, pink Cotton lambs ears, maidenhair ornamental clumping grass, yarrow, red hot poker, sedum (stonecrop), rabbitbrush, globe mallow, red yucca, desert willows and aster for season long colors of rose burgundy, lavender, golden yellow, dark pink, orange, blue and purple (lovely together)!
              We are at 5000 feet with freezing winters and hot, sunny, windy summers. The soil is inhospitable and we average 14 inches of moisture a year in zone 7
              Now that I know how strong and vigorous it is, I will add more Texas sage to our property :)

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              • Personal

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hummingbirds love it!

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              from Alamogordo,NM

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              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

                I put three of these in my front yard when I moved here last fall. True to their description, they over wintered beautifully. They have already reached their full size and are blooming heavily. These are the easiest, nicest salvias I have ever grown. Time already to shear them so I get fresh blooms soon.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Somewhat dissapointed

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                from Olney Springs, CO

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                • Small In Size

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

                It didnt seem to thrive like other salvias that I have owned and planted

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Color and size just as described

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                from Springfield, VA

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                • Hardy
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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

                  I planted these in the early spring and they matured the same summer to the beautiful cherry pink, bushy plants as pictured. Animals left them alone. It is November and they are still blooming!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Salvia

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                  from Yakima, WA

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy

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                    • Garden
                    • Patio

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:

                    I planted this in the front border of my hummingbird garden as that is primarily where I had room and I think it is a shorter growing variety. It bloomed well this first year I planted it, though like other Salvias of this type, it doesn't bloom well in the heat. It is still blooming now in early November! Don't know if hummers used it much since it is in an area I can't see well. Flowers are a nice shade of bright pink.

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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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