Heatwave™ Blaze Sage

Salvia (microphylla x greggii) 'EGGBEN005' PP #24,151

SKU
09945
This aromatic, evergreen shrub produces masses of dark crimson blooms from spring to fall. Easy to grow, with a compact, rounded habit and exceptional tolerance for dry conditions. Ideal for mixed borders in sunny waterwise gardens, or displayed in patio containers. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh my-kroh-FIL-uh gregg-EYE
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through fall; nearly year-round in mild climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureImproved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Sedum (Sedum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune to shape in late winter. Feed in early spring. After a flowering flush, trim the plant by half to encourage continued flowering and a denser habit.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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