Raspberry Delight® Bush Sage

Salvia 'Raspberry Delight'

Stunning, deep raspberry-red blooms dance above long arching branches of fine, deep green, aromatic foliage. This carefree, shrubby perennial blooms all summer long providing vibrant warm season color. Blends well with western natives in xeriscapes, natural gardens and meadows. Semi-evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-via
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Switch Grass (Panicum); Yarrow (Achillea); Milkweed (Asclepias)

Thrives in loose, lean to average, well-drained soil. Takes light shade in hot southern climates. Water regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates heat and drought. Feed sparingly. Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous bloom. Prune by one-third in late winter.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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