perennial

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage

Salvia greggii 'San Ysidro Moon'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage (Salvia greggii 'San Ysidro Moon') at Martin's Home and Garden

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage flowers

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Autumn Sage

Description:

Brilliant but delicate shell pink and white flowers are borne above the beautiful green foliage on this late blooming perennial; though less hardy to temperature it is resilient to most other atmospheric effects including pollution and seasalts

Ornamental Features

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage has masses of beautiful racemes of fragrant shell pink flowers rising above the foliage from late summer to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive deep purple flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

San Ysidro Moon Autmn Sage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features