Durango BOtanical Society

Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education

        

Autumn Sapphire™ sage (Salvia reptans ‘P016S’) A late-blooming native with glossy green, willowy leaves that are topped with clouds of small, sapphire-blue flowers throughout autumn. 


Commonly known as West Texas grass sage, the species S. reptans blooms very late in the season on plants up to 4' tall in the garden. After years of trials and selections, this superior form was chosen for introduction for its compact and consistent growth habit. Glossy green, willowy leaves all season long are topped with clouds of small, sapphire-blue flowers through autumn. Pollinator-friendly, this late-blooming native provides a rich nectar source when many other flowers have faded. Xeriscape. 

Tips from the pros: Very low maintenance. Plants will stay most compact with little water and in well-drained soils.


Plant Type

Perennial

Height

18-24"

Width

18-24"

Flowering Season

Autumn

Flower Color

Blue

Sun

Sun

Water Needs

Dry to xeric

USDA Hardiness Zone

USDA zones 5-10

Soil Type

Well-drained sandy soil

Deer Resistant

Yes

Good for Pollination

Yes

Winter Interest

No

Year Introduced

2016


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