I planted 2 of these a year ago and LOVE them!! They did quite well last summer despite blazing heat and this year - WOW, they've doubled in size!! Together they cover a width of 5 feet and height of 30", exceeding my expectations. I hope I can find a few more to plant this spring in a place that needs that size & mass of color.
Color Spires® 'Back to the Fuchsia' Perennial Salvia Salvia hybrid
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This colorful perennial produces fuchsia pink flowers spikes atop the neatly mounded, aromatic foliage. Lovely when planted in drifts. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:22 - 24 InchesSpacing:22 - 24 InchesSpread:22 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Fuchsia pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Easy to grow in almost any climate in full sun. Drought tolerant but blooms better with average moisture. Cut back after flowering to promote rebloom.Color Spires® 'Back to the Fuchsia' Salvia hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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Analog Girl, Washington, United States, 10 weeks ago
Planted 5 in May...now a hedge! I just cut it back for the second time. I can't belive how fast it flushes back with incredible color and smells good (at least to me). Attracts bees and hummingbirds...I love this plantK Gardener, Washington, United States, 1 year ago
Hi I got this plant iin May and was in a hurry to plant my container of mixed sun loving plants. It was in its first bloom and I love the vibrancy and hearty structure. I have cut it back already and it has sent up further flushes. I just checked it this morning and I will be cutting it back again for a further bloom. The plant has a very strong growth habit and has taken over somewhat in the container but not to the point of damagilng growth of the other plants...however i think it would do best in either a stand alone pot or in the landscape because of its push for "room" habit. I was glad to see that the plant is a perennial and would highly recommend it for zone appropriate areas. Its a big draw for pollinators. I give the plant a huge two thumbs up.Bob Perricone, New York, United States, 1 year ago
beautiful plant, very vibrant color and exceptionally hardy... :)Bobbie Shepherd, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago
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