Wild Thing sage

Salvia greggii

Wild Thing Sage, Salvia greggii, Plant Select
Wild Thing Sage, Salvia greggii, Plant Select
Aromatic mounds of dark, semi-evergreen foliage are covered with flushes of hot pink flowers much of the growing season. Brought to Plant Select by Tom Peace. Best cut back in spring. Woody perennial. Xeriscape. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Plant in spring so roots can get fully established by fall. Deadhead consistently the first season to promote growth from the crown, creating a stronger plant. Good drainage essential - does not like soggy winter conditions. Provide additional mulch protection in winter. Wait to cut back in spring when new growth is visible.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 18-24 inches
Width 18-24 inches
Flowering Season June to October
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5b-10
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2005
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft

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