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Salvia canariensis

Salvia canariensis
Salvia canariensis
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-10)
Flowers magenta (summer-fall)
Size 5'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought-tolerant

Silver-fuzzy leaves (and stems too) on an upright plant, with popping-pink flowers from mid-summer onward, arriving in foot-long spikesto Fall with flashy, 12" spikes of rosey blooms held in rich violet-purple calyces. Does best when cut back by half or more in winter. Photos above are for seedlings in July, a few months old, already developing an amazingly dense fur coat.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '19/'20 exchange. Baggy 70F (3%G, 11d)

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