Salvia greggii 'Radio Red'

Radio Red Autumn Sage

Deciduous Perennial

With stunning crimson-red blooms over a long season, this salvia deserves a prominent location in a garden setting. More compact, with larger flowers than similar varieties such as Furman's Red. Kept lightly clipped, it can be utilized as a low informal hedge or as a single specimen in a border or container garden. An herbaceous perennial. —Monrovia Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Irregular, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Red
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer, Fall
Flower Shape: Trumpet / Tubular

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Firewise, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos