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Color Spires® 'Back to the Fuchsia' Perennial Salvia Salvia hybrid

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 2'
Height
22" - 2'
Spread
22" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    This colorful perennial produces fuchsia pink flowers spikes atop the neatly mounded, aromatic foliage. Lovely when planted in drifts. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

    Award Winner
    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Garden Height: 
    22 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    22 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    22 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Fuchsia pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy to grow in almost any climate in full sun. Drought tolerant but blooms better with average moisture. Cut back after flowering to promote rebloom.

    Color Spires® 'Back to the Fuchsia' Salvia hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Planted 5 in May...now a hedge! I just cut it back for the second time. I can't belive how fast it flushes back with incredible color and smells good (at least to me). Attracts bees and hummingbirds...I love this plant

      K Gardener
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
    • Hi I got this plant iin May and was in a hurry to plant my container of mixed sun loving plants. It was in its first bloom and I love the vibrancy and hearty structure. I have cut it back already and it has sent up further flushes. I just checked it this morning and I will be cutting it back again for a further bloom. The plant has a very strong growth habit and has taken over somewhat in the container but not to the point of damagilng growth of the other plants...however i think it would do best in either a stand alone pot or in the landscape because of its push for "room" habit. I was glad to see that the plant is a perennial and would highly recommend it for zone appropriate areas. Its a big draw for pollinators. I give the plant a huge two thumbs up.

      Bob Perricone
      , New York
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
    • beautiful plant, very vibrant color and exceptionally hardy... :)

      Bobbie Shepherd
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
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    2020 Top Performer Penn State
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