I planted 2 of these a year ago and LOVE them!! They did quite well last summer despite blazing heat and this year - WOW, they've doubled in size!! Together they cover a width of 5 feet and height of 30", exceeding my expectations. I hope I can find a few more to plant this spring in a place that needs that size & mass of color.
Color Spires® 'Back to the Fuchsia' Perennial Salvia Salvia hybrid
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).
This colorful perennial produces fuchsia pink flowers spikes atop the neatly mounded, aromatic foliage. Lovely when planted in drifts. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:22 - 24 InchesSpacing:22 - 24 InchesSpread:22 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Fuchsia pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance 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
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Analog Girl, Washington, United States, 2 weeks ago
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 plantK Gardener, Washington, United States, 47 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, 48 weeks ago
beautiful plant, very vibrant color and exceptionally hardy... :)Bobbie Shepherd, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago
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