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Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 40 Inches
Proven Winners® Annuals
Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 30 - 40


I've been KNOWN to steal the GARDEN GNOME'S thunder.

Purple flowers each with a black calyx on tough plants.  Pollintors adore this plant. It attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant


Plant Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
30 - 40 Inches
18 - 24 Inches
24 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Purple with a black calyx
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Border Plant
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in containers and landscapes.

Maintenance Notes: 

This is a wonderful annual Salvia (except in frost free zones) compact and richly colored it is easy and trouble free. It is sterile so it will not set seed and that means it will just bloom, and bloom and bloom all season without stopping.

You can easily trim to keep the shape or size where you want it, and it will branch out and become even thicker and more full of flowers.

Regular watering and fertilizing will keep the plant at maximum color and growth but it is amazingly tough and once established in a pot of the garden will tolerate lower levels of food and water. However, severe drought will cause lower leaves to drop and if this happens give it a quick haircut removing the upper 1/3 of growth and once it back to normal watering it will fill back in.

Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia hybrid 'BBSAL09001' USPP 30,206, Can PBRAF
  • Love all these new color annual TALL salvia. I've already seen a hummingbird at mine this Spring. I like the classic Black and Blue but these hybrid colors are even better!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    eric Harris
    West Chicago
    United States
    3 weeks ago
  • This plant is a show stopper! Sooooo happy in my container on my front porch. It gets afternoon sun and it is thriving. Beautiful, non stop blooming!!! The size is overflowing my 22" container and it just looks gorgeous!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Janelle S
    43 weeks ago
  • Outstanding plant! Held up in the heat and had lots of pretty blooms!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Winship
    British Columbia
    47 weeks ago
  • Got in a sample pack last year - simply amazing. Grew both in the ground and in a pot - beautiful dark purple blossoms - light limey green leaves. And, an absolute hummingbird magnet. No pest damage and completely carefree. I fertilized my pot weekly - which probably lead to a height of 48 inches. The one in the garden wasn't as tall - never add fertilizer to my beds.

    One of the best annuals (I'm a USDA Zone 5) or perennial if you live in a really hot climate, I've grown in years.


    p.s. I've got hundreds of plants - favourite plant is probably an overstatement, but certainly would rate as one of the top 25!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barbara Phillips-Conroy
    1 year ago
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