Name: Autumn Sage or Cherry Sage
Latin: Salvia greggii
Salvia greggii is a popular, small, evergreen perennial, growing natively in rocky soils in Central, West and South Texas, and Mexico.
The leaves are small, green and very aromatic. There are many varieties that bloom red, pale yellow, orange, salmon, fuchsia, purple, red-violet, burgundy, some with white variegation of leaves or flowers.
It is valued for its adaptability to garden soils, its very long blooming season and as a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Autumn sage is usually not winter hardy or evergreen in cooler climates.
Blooms best in full sun and will bloom from late spring to first frost and beyond. Very hardy and easy to grow, deer resistant, heat and drought tolerant. A great plant to add interest in the garden year around.