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Salvia semiatrata

Semiatrata Salvia

Sage

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A year round blooming variety producing striking violet and lavender bi-colored blooms held by dusty pink calyxes, against a backdrop of grassy green, highly textured leaves; requires pruning to maintain shape

Description

A year round blooming variety producing striking violet and lavender bi-colored blooms held by dusty pink calyxes, against a backdrop of grassy green, highly textured leaves; requires pruning to maintain shape

Landscape Attributes

Semiatrata Salvia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Semiatrata Salvia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Semiatrata Salvia will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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