Heatwave™ Sage

Salvia (microphylla x greggii) Heatwave™ Series Patented

A carefree perennial for waterwise gardens! Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies summer-long with vibrant color and aromatic foliage. Flowers produce a brilliant display against bright green foliage. Thrives in heat and drought when established. A fantastic selection for borders, mass plantings or large patio tubs.
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Once established, needs only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.


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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh my-kroh-FIL-uh gregg-EYE
LoreBreeders Howard Bentley and Steve Eggleton of Australia, have 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 collectio
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 30 in. tall and 36 in wide.
Bloom TimeSpring until frost; nearly year round in mild climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.

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 more dense habit.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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