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Salvia involucrata

 
Salvia involucrata
rosebud salvia
Salvia involucrata
Leaf color in November

Common name rosebud salvia
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers magenta (summer-fall)
Size 4-6'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Shrubby salvia whose rounded buds open to fuzzy popping magenta tubular flowers, over a long season of bloom. The leaves are shaped like elongated hearts, and are generally lime green although they get a nice reddish tint in late fall. Grows quite tall and large around, although it can be kept more compact by cutting back in mid-spring, as well as cutting down to a foot from the ground in winter. Reports of hardiness vary from zone 7 to zone 9, but I'm fairly confident it will do OK in our zone 8b garden.

rosebud salvia

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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