Salvia greggii ‘Pink Preference’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Salvia greggii ‘Pink Preference’

Common Name: Pink Preference Autumn Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Southwest Texas, Mexico

Type: Perennial/Shrub

Size: 30"h x 30"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 6-9

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: Yes

Container Size: Gallon

When I was Garden Manager of the Oklahoma Gardening studio in the late 1990’s we had amassed quite a collection of Salvia greggii cultivars and had them planted throughout the grounds. On an extremely cold winter spell, they all froze and died except for Pink Preference. Definitely a tough selection, it was found by Texas plantsman, Logan Colhoun west of Waco, Texas and introduced by our friends at Sunshine Nursery. An Oklahoma Proven selection back in 2004, its brilliant hot pink blooms appear spring through fall with its best show in September and October. We grow this winning heat and drought-tolerant sub-shrubby perennial in full sun and cut it back to around 8″ just before growth begins each spring.