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Salvia (Meadow Sage) verticillata ‘Purple Rain’
Item SL700

Arching whorls of feathery, smokey-purple flowers continue for much of the summer above nice looking gray-green, broad, heart-shaped leaves. It is best to cut them back to the ground after flowering to keep them tidy, prevent flopping, and encourage reblooming. This is one of the favorite plants for a hot, dry garden, even though it needs a little care to keep looking its best. Looks great with Happy Returns daylilies. The flowers blooms are attractive to butterflies and are deer resistant. Purple Rain provides long summer bloom to the perennial border, rock garden, cottage garden, wild garden or naturalized planting. salvia_purple_rain


Size: #1 · Hardiness: Zones 3-10

Common: Meadow Sage · Exposure: Full Sun

Botanical: Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Height: 18" · Spacing: 15-18"

Bloomtime: July-August · Foliage: Green

Flower: Smoky purple

Pests: No serious disease problems. Susceptible to leaf spot and rust. White fly and scale are occasional insect pests.

Notes: An unusual form, "Purple Rain" is easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Space new container grown plants 24-36" apart. Deadhead after initial flowering to promote a second showing. Flowers are good for cutting. Tolerates light shade, but best flowering in full sun. Tolerates drought. Softly hairy, scented leaves; will flower twice if cut to ground after first flowering. Remove spent flowers to help extend bloom period.

Planting instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Tolerates light shade, but best flowering in full sun. Tolerates drought. Remove spent flowers to help extend bloom period.

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