• Overview
    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.
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.