Types of Sage

Mexican Sage (S. mexicana)
Photo: Roger Foley

More than 900 species of salvias grow worldwide. Here are a few of our favorites for the South.

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Mexican Sage ( S. mexicana)

Mexican Sage (S. mexicana)
Roger Foley

Height: 5 to 6 feet
Color: blue and yellow-green
Bloom time: summer and fall
Hardiness zones: Lower South, Coastal South, and Tropical South
Selection shown: 'Limelight'

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Autumn Sage ( S. greggii)

Autumn Sage (S. greggii)
Photo: Roger Foley

Height: 1 to 4 feet
Color: red, pink, purple, or white
Bloom time: spring to fall
Hardiness zones: Middle South, Lower South, Coastal South, and Tropical South
Selection shown: 'Navajo Pink'

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Pineapple Sage ( S. elegans)

Pineapple Salvia
Roger Foley

Height: 3 to 4 feet
Color: bright red
Bloom time: fall
Hardiness zones: Lower South, Coastal South, and Tropical South
Selection shown: 'Golden Delicious'

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Mexican Bush Sage ( S. leucantha)

Mexican Bush Sage (S. leucantha)
Photo: Roger Foley

Height: 3 to 4 feet
Color: purple or purple-and-white
Bloom time: fall
Hardiness zones: Lower South, Coastal South, and Tropical South
Selection shown: 'Santa Barbara'

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Forsythia Sage ( S. madrensis)

Salvia
Roger Foley

Height: 6 to 8 feet
Color: yellow
Bloom time: fall
Hardiness zones: Lower South, Coastal South, and Tropical South

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