Heatwave Glimmer Sage
Heatwave Glimmer Sage
Salvia (microphylla x greggii) 'EGGBEN003' P.P.#24,155Item #9426 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
Shimmery, cream colored blooms show from spring until frost; flowering nearly year-round in mild climates! Easy to grow shrub with compact, rounded habit and good drought tolerance, perfect for waterwise gardens, perennial borders and patio containers. Kept lightly clipped, makes an attractive, low informal hedge.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 30 in. tall and 36 in wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-via my-kro-FIL-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 30 in. tall and 36 in wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring until frost; nearly year round in mild climates.Flower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
- CareCare InformationProvide well drained soil. Prune to shape in late winter. Feed in spring with a general purpose fertilizer. After a main flowering flush, trim the plant by half to encourage continued flowering and a denser habit.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Breeders Howard Bentley and Steve Eggleton of Australia, introduced the Salvia microphylla hybrids Heatwave Collection in direct response to their dry very hot climate. The aim of the breeders was to purposely cross Salvia macrophylla forms with S. greggii varieties to develop a new range exhibiting characteristics of both parents. After trialing hundreds of potential types, the selection criteria of habit flowering and heat tolerance resulted in the varieties which now comprise this stunning collection.