Galeana Sage; Red Mountain Sage; Fiery Sage; Red Hot Sage; Darcy’s Sage; Salvia; Hummingbird Mint
Eastern Sierra Madres, Mexico
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Full or part sun. Darcyi is a low perennial sage, with sticky triangular leaves and a sharp fragrance. Dramatic red flower spikes bloom all season long, especially in autumn. More herbaceous than woody, it can be fairly evergreen in warm winters. Native to 9000-foot elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico, this salvia was first collected in 1991 and is a fairly recent introduction to horticulture; it still lacks a widely used common name. The high humidity of its native range make it tolerant of conditions along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Salvia darcyi is well-behaved in the garden, endures for years, tolerates extreme cold, and makes a good companion for some of the smaller red salvias. For better looking specimen, give it water at least once a month in summer.
Appreciates occasional water in full summer sun. Plan on cutting back occasionally to control size and spread.
2-3' H, 2-4' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
April, May, June, July, August, September, October