This drought-tolerant perennial produces flower spikes in shades of violet, purple, or white to pink, with purple bracts. It blooms from early summer to autumn; reblooming is most reliable if spent flowers are promptly deadheaded. It has wrinkled leaves and forms an erect clump 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide. This species is most noted for its many S. sylvestris hybrids.
Noteworthy Characteristics: Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers and mixed borders. Butterflies love them.
Care: Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Propagation: Sow seed in spring; divide in spring. Take cuttings spring through fall.
Problems: Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.
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