Salvia x 'Raspberry Delight'

Latin Name: Salvia x 'Raspberry Delight'
Common Name: Raspberry Hybrid Bush Sage
Mature Height (ft): 2-3'
Mature Width: 2-3'

Mature Shape

Mulch: Inorganic

Plant Type: 

Flower Color: 

Flowering Season: 


Wildlife Relationships: 

Cold Hardiness: 

Heat Zone: 

Ideal Sun Conditions: 

Water Requirement: 

Soil Requirements: 


Raspberry hybrid bush sage is very similar in appearance to Salvia greggii, blooming April through November. It's two-lipped flowers with a pleasant deep raspberry color, and the mahogany calyces contrast nicely. 'Raspberry Delight' is a hybrid cross between Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' and and a high altitude collection of Salvia microphylla from central Arizona. Woody and brittle branches with small oval shaped leaves that hang on to the plant sometimes through the winter, as they do on S. greggii. An outstanding selection, cold hardy to Zone 6, it appreciates afternoon shade but will do well in full sun.

Use in Garden

Any xeric, native, habitat and hummingbird garden. Western cottage garden.


Can trim back to a third its size in late winter before new growth begins. Prune out any dead wood.