Autumn Sage 'Raspberry Royale'

Salvia greggii 'Raspberry Royale' | Also known as: Gregg’s Sage 'Raspberry Royale', Gregg salvia 'Raspberry Royale', Cherry sage 'Raspberry Royale' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Salvia greggii is one of the best options when beginning a gardening career. There is little to do, as the free-flowering evergreen perennial can survive in arid, cold, wet and hot climates without much trouble. Its bushy, mid-green foliage comprises small ovate leaves, and when flowering, it produces small clusters of delicate-looking tubular blossoms of purple, pink or white, with distinctive flared lower lips. Known as Autumn Sage, it thrives in well-drained soil and in full sun, while occasional light pruning is recommended to encourage healthy development. Best of all, its vivid colour late into autumn is the payoff for a minimal amount of work.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • basal cuttings
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Heat zone
  • H9-4
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Heat days
  • 14 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and aromatic foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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Salvia greggii is one of the best options when beginning a gardening career. There is little to do, as the free-flowering evergreen perennial can survive in arid, cold, wet and hot climates without much trouble. Its bushy, mid-green foliage comprises small ovate leaves, and when flowering, it produces small clusters of delicate-looking tubular blossoms of purple, pink or white, with distinctive flared lower lips. Known as Autumn Sage, it thrives in well-drained soil and in full sun, while occasional light pruning is recommended to encourage healthy development. Best of all, its vivid colour late into autumn is the payoff for a minimal amount of work.