Salvia elegansItem #40026 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
A fragrant, perennial herb for garden or patio with showy scarlet-red flowers in late summer. The blooms contrast nicely against bright, pineapple-scented yellow green foliage. Crushed leaves have the aroma and taste of pineapple, used to make tea, potpourri, jams and jellies.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established in the landscape, requires only occasional watering. Water container plants when the top 2-3 in. of soil is dryAverage Landscape Size:3-4' tall x 3-4' wide
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:3-4' tall x 3-4' wideBlooms:Late summer to fallFlower color:RedDesign IdeasA beautiful addition to herb gardens, mixed borders and containers.
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall after flowering or early spring in colder climates.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established in the landscape, requires only occasional watering. Water container plants when the top 2-3 in. of soil is dry