Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 30 in. tall and 36 in wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Attracts Hummingbirds
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring until frost; nearly year round in mild climates.
Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-via my-kro-FIL-uh
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 30 in. tall and 36 in wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring until frost; nearly year round in mild climates.
Flower color:White
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Care Information
Provide 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.
History:
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.