Ideal Sun Conditions:
The flowers of Salvia darcyi are similar in appearance to Salvia greggii, however the shrub itself is more herbaceous than shrubby. I know of no common name for S. dacryi. Some sources say it is cold hardy to Zone 7, however it thrives in Denver Botanical Garden’s Zone 5. S. darcyi is native to the mountains of Northern Mexico and will do well in amended soil. Hummingbirds love it.
I have it planted in my xeristrip for a number of years. It will flower more vigorously with irrigation everyother week, when needed during hot drought years.
Use in Garden
Sunny xeric bed or border. Hummingbird garden. Plant with bulbs at the front. By the time the bulb leaves die back, Salvia darcyi will be coming up.
Salvia darcyi dies back to the ground in winter. Around the first of March, trim stems back to the ground.