2005 Plant Select Winner. 24-36" tall x 18" wide. Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' (Texas Sage) 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).
2005 Plant Select Winner 24-36" tall x 18" wide. Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' (Texas Sage)
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)
HC017969 HC014704 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock. HC017968 (Tray of 9) - Out of stock.
'Furman's Red' Texas Sage
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Early summer to fall
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Rabbit Resistant
Southeast, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Coastal California
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.
Plant in full sun.
Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained.
Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay.
Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Once established they will need regular, deep irrigation during hot, dry weather.
During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness.
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'.
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