Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Salvia penstemonoides
big red sage

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Salvia pestemonoides- big red sage- thought to be extinct but rediscovered in the 90’s in Texas hill country. Grows well at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and in your garden too. Flowers late in the season to feed hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Salvia penstemonoides

Common Name

big red sage

Origin

Non-native, non-invasive

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

3' tall × 3' wide

Flower Color

Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Summer / Fall

Foliage

Semi-deciduous

Wildlife Value

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun / Part Shade

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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