A very nice perennial salvia that
provides great color in mid and late summer. Flowers first start to appear in July
and continue right up until the first frost. The plum-purple flower spikes ride
above sprawling mounds of large, fuzzy green leaves that look great even when the plant is
not in bloom. Plants look especially good when planted with ornamental grasses
and except for the occasional removal of faded flower stems are virtually care free.
Plant in full sun and provide a rich well drained soil. Fertilize in early
spring with a top dressing of compost and bone meal. Liquid feed twice in summer
with fish emulsion or seaweed extract. Plants are considered to be drought tolerant
but will bloom much better if you will provide them with water during hot dry spells.
Deadhead spent flowers to promote heavier flowering.
Zone: 3 - 8
Blooms: Jun - Aug
Height: 18" - 24"
Light: full sun
Soil: rich well drained
Size Shipped: 4.5" pot
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