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Salvia greggii Desert Blaze - Variegated Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii Desert Blaze is a cultivar of the Autumn Sage with variegated foliage and red flowers. This Salvia prefers well drained soil. While Salvia's greggii Desert Blaze can tolerate significant drought they prefer regular water, just not soggy feet. The plants will start to get twiggy looking of they are not periodically trimmed back, this variety even more than the other Autumn Sage Varieties. When green leaved shoots apear you need to remove them or the leaves will revert to green. Salvia greggii Desert Blaze can put on a near constant show from Spring through Fall. Expect this Autumn Sage to get two to three feet tall and wide.

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Salvia greggii Desert Blaze, Variegated Autumn Sage