Salvia Rocking Deep Purple

FEATURES

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.

Award Winner
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:

30 – 40 Inches

Spacing:

18 – 24 Inches

Spread:

24 – 30 Inches

Flower Colors:

Black

Purple

Flower Shade:

Purple with a black calyx

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Planting To Hard Frost

Hardiness Zones:

9a9b10a10b11a11b

Water Category:

Average

Uses:

Border Plant

Container

Landscape

Mass Planting

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Description

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 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 30,206Can 6,082