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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).
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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful bright pink color
from Rio Rancho, NM
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink:
Bloomed quickly and prolifically the first year. Hummingbirds approve!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Cold, Hardy Pink Matches Description!
By Miss the West
from Springfield, VA
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.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Blooms in less than a week!?
from Kanab, southern Utah near Grand Canyon
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 7Now that I know how strong and vigorous it is, I will add more Texas sage to our property :)
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Hummingbirds love it!
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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Olney Springs, CO
It didnt seem to thrive like other salvias that I have owned and planted
Color and size just as described
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!
By Hum fanatic
from Yakima, WA
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.
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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