Autumn Sapphire™ sage
Salvia reptans 'P016S'
Commonly known as West Texas grass sage, the species S. reptans blooms very late in the season on plants up to 4' tall in the garden. After years of trials and selections, this superior form was chosen for introduction for its compact and consistent growth habit. Glossy green, willowy leaves all season long are topped with clouds of small, sapphire-blue flowers through autumn. Pollinator-friendly, this late-blooming native provides a rich nectar source when many other flowers have faded. Xeriscape. Tips from the pros: Very low maintenance. Plants will stay most compact with little water and in well-drained soils.
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Dry to xeric|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 5-10|
|Soil Type||Clay, loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||Yes|
|Annual Commercial Maintenance||Prune back/shear to ground in spring.|
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance||Follow annual maintenance. Can be long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.|
|Elevation Guide||Up to 6200 ft|