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Barton Springs Nursery

3601 Bee Cave Road  I  Austin, Texas 78746

Salvia greggii

August 10, 2016

Salvia greggii is one of our most useful garden perennials, and it's worth revisiting the many attributes of this 'oldy but a goody'. Right now with temps hovering in the 100's, autumn sage(as it's also known) is thriving without irrigation and even blooming a bit in the hot strip between my sidewalk and the street, which is nice to see when much of my garden is struggling. Another great attribute is it's long bloom cycles, which repeat frequently and even show up in the winter, providing food for any butterflies that have overwintered. Speaking of critters, it's a favorite of bumblebees and hummingbirds, and is native in central, south and west Texas, so you know it can take our rocky soil and punishing summers. It's available in a variety of colors to match any color scheme or just plant a mix and go 'cottage style!'

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