• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Loving and Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh HAA-men-sis
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Yarrow (Achillea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in lean to average, loose, well-drained soil. Benefits from light afternoon shade in hot southern climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season. Once established, reduce frequency. Feed sparingly; high nutrition hinders flowering. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.Pruning time: spring. prune to a few inches above ground, after threat of frost.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Salvia x jamensis are the name assigned to hybrids between the woody Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and Mountain Sage (Salvia microhylla). 'Ignition Purple' comes from a breeding program that focuses on developing S. x jamensis hybrids with exceptional beauty, length of bloom time, environmental tolerance and strength. Cold hardiness ranges widely in this group of hybrids, depending on the parentage. Ignition Purple' was chosen for it's prolific bloom, extreme heat and humidity tolerance, and is quite cold hardy within its type. This selection was introduced by Plant Haven, and is offered exclusively by Monrovia.

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