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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).
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.
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:
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:
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.
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(based on 14 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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My go-to plant
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...Read complete review
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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This plant arrived in a "dormant" state, something that had I known I would have never purchased to begin with. The pot was full of dirt but after careful sifting...Read complete review
This plant arrived in a "dormant" state, something that had I known I would have never purchased to begin with. The pot was full of dirt but after careful sifting not a root, tuber, anything plant related in it. Have purchased here before, will probably not again. Expensive cup of soil.
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from Phoenix AZ
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Furman's Red:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Hummingbirds love this!!!!!
from Lake Ontario area, Canada
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The colour of this salvia is very intense - beautiful. The hummingbirds came to it every day, and it bloomed till late in the fall here in zone 5. I am doing my best to winter over - piled high with leaves, and covered over with evergreen boughs. Sure hope they make it - foliage is fairly tough, so hoping for the best.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Love this plant
By the professor
from Santa Fe, NM
I have always had good luck with this plant. I have three in my garden, and I am quite happy with them. They seem to improve with age.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from San Angelo, TX
Second year for most of my plants, they are very hardy and perk up the garden. I found that those plants that I trimmed way back last Fall did much better the second year. I live in a very dry area and they tolerate the hot days and dry months extremely well. Out of the dozen I planted last year, I have only lost one plant and that pleased me a great deal. This year I added six more of the plants and all are doing great.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Still growing and blooming
from northridge, calif
planted in large 36 inch pot so they would make it thru the summer till I could plant out in yard in fall. they have bloomed 3 times and are doing well.
A Hummingbird Lover
By Hopeful Gardener
from Newark, DE
High Country Gardens stood by its promise! Two years ago 2 Salvia greggii Furman Reds were purchased and only 1 survived the winter. A replacement plant was sent with no charges after explaining how the plants were cared for and winterized and a picture sent showing the contrast of the 2 plants. A very fair request to replace a plant. A very reputable company with High standards!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Grandma Sherian
from Madisonville, KY
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.
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.
Blooming at 4 weeks & just saw a hummingbird feeding at it!
By Blue Berry Pie Lover
from Plano, Texas
About Me Getting Started
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.
terrific growth and blooms
By North Texas newbie
Great plant for tough summer climate
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Salvia: Blooms Big All Season!
from Bishop, CA
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.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Marble Falls, TX
these were beautiful and filled the area
By tweety the gardener
from Prescott, AZ
About Me Master Gardener
I was so surprised by the way these plants grew and made the area look like i had been there for years.
I love this plant!
By C the gardener
from Burnet, TX
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!
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.
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