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.
Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia hybrid
- 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).
FeaturesI have a degree in FINE ARTS.
Purple flowers each with a black calyx on tough plants. Pollintors adore this plant. It attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:BlackFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Purple with a Black CalyxFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Deep GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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 USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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