Salvia greggii 'Moonlight'

Common Name:
Autumn sage
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Western United States
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This species had long been popular for landscape use, though until the 1980s the material available reflected little of its diversity in the wild. A wealth of new flower colors is now available. 'Moonlight', discovered by our own Jose Gonsales, is a particularly compact plant bearing masses of moonlight yellow blossoms. This is a perfect shrub for exposed banks and neglected corners of the garden. With better treatment or heavy soils it will grow and flower beautifully for a while, but may be short-lived.