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Cathedral™ Salvia

Salvia farinacea Cathedral™ Series

Pronunciation: SAL-via far-ih-NAH-kee-uh
SKU #30598

Good to Grow...for one season:

Description The Cathedral™ Series Salvias offer a compact plant producing an abundance of large, stout, flower spikes. Attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden with this versatile and showy addition. A great choice for a container, garden bed, edging, or as a cut flower. A frost-tender perennial; treat as an annual where not hardy.
Light Full sun
Watering Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Blooms Spring through Summer
Mature Size Reaches only 12 to 18 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Accent
Design Ideas For cooler regions, a great addition the "xeriscape" garden in where low-water-use is important. Plant singly or in groups for a strong effect.
Flower Color Multicolored
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Switch Grass (Panicum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia)
Care Provide enriched, well-drained soil. After a flowering flush, clip lightly and apply a slow-release fertilizer to promote continued prolific bloom. Tolerates mild drought in a landscape; water potted plants regularly, when top 2 to 3 in. of soil is dry. Where hardy, cut back by one-third and fertilize in early spring.

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