Autumn sage 'Desert Blaze' Salvia greggii 'Desert Blaze' (v)

autumn sage 'Desert Blaze'


'Desert Blaze' is a bushy plant to 65cm tall, evergreen if not cut back by frosts, with small, aromatic, ovate, grey-green leaves edged with cream and yellow. Scarlet-red flowers are borne in terminal racemes in summer and autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      autumn sage 'Desert Blaze'

    • Common names

      Salvia greggii 'Sparkler Cream', Salvia greggii 'Desert Sun'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 9 in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Coastal City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by basal cuttings or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn with bottom heat

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by leafhoppers, slugs and snails and rosemary beetle

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free