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Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia hybrid

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Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    46cm - 61cm
    61cm - 91cm

    Features

    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
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Black
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple with a Black Calyx
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to 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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers and landscapes. This plant is a pollinator attracting machine, beloved by pollinators of many types. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This is a wonderful annual Salvia (except in frost free zones, where it is perennial) 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 'WNSVRDP23' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 5 Reviews

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    • Hummingbirds love this plant. I buy it every year and keep it in a 20 inch planter on my deck to view the hummingbirds. My neighbors all get it now too on my recommendation.

      Felix
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 41 weeks ago
    • WOW is this plant amazing. I planted one 4in plant in the ground 5 YEARS ago... I hack it back to about 6in every spring and again mid-summer and it's enormous, probably 4ft x 4ft at this point. Granted, I live in the burbs of Los Angeles so I doubt it would survive a winter elsewhere, but man is this plant awesome. Blooms non-stop, pollinators love it, I love it- Best $5 I've ever spent

      Amber
      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This particular salvia seems to be much more cold hardy than given credit for. I’m in NC, zone 7b and I’ve had two or three seasons of my deep purple salvia coming back bigger each year. I just split it this year to spread around the garden. It does die back to the ground but comes back reliably.

      Nick
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I love this plant! But more importantly, the pollinators love it, too. The hummingbirds are on it nonstop. My only regret, I only planted one this year. My new favorite plant!

      Mama P
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted this in a large (22") terra cotta pot at my entrance last spring with two different colors of Superbells. It was in bloom non-stop through the winter (Northern CA). We had a mild frost that burned the leaves so I sheared it down to the soil and within a month and a half, it had sprouted back up and is now in full bloom again - and I haven't even fertilized it yet. A GREAT plant that provides interest almost year-round.

      Jody R
      , California
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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