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Salvia greggii Lipstick

Posted by rich_dufresne z7 NC (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 23:44

Here is an image of Salvia greggii Lipstick, taken at the J. C. Raulston Arboretum on November 17, 2012. It had performed very well most of the late summer and autumn.

It has done this well for many years. The location is in the xeric bed in full sun, in berms with good drainage and topped off with pellets of expanded slate/shale.

There are other S. greggiis there that have done well.

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RE: Salvia greggii Lipstick

I have just germinated seeds of this, great to see that it
isnt a namby pamby greggii..

RE: Salvia greggii Lipstick

It didn't persist more than a couple of years for me - a cold wet February/March a couple of years ago took it out. It looks great with the Agave.

RE: Salvia greggii Lipstick

I have this S.greggii Lipstick for 6 years, persisted down to 0 degree lots of shade until the Palo Verde it lived under died. Same 0 degree that the S. greggii survived. Now in dappled shade really well drained soil. Still in bloom today 7 Dec.

And now the question, I see your centers have a lot more white, does this look like the true cultivar.

This post was edited by desertsage on Fri, Dec 7, 12 at 12:40

RE: Salvia greggii Lipstick

The red and white coloring is changeable on the plant, sometimes more white and sometimes more red. I think it may be temperature sensitive, but I'm not sure.

RE: Salvia greggii Lipstick

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 24, 13 at 14:28

I love the brilliant color in its flowers.

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