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Salvia greggii 'Purple Pastel'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Pastel

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Suze_ On May 2, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very nice and I just love the purple blooms, but not quite as vigorous as many of the other varieties of salvia greggii. Stays a bit shorter, takes longer to really get going in the spring, and I do tend to have more spots of winter dieback on this one.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, California
San Leandro, California
Yorkville, Illinois
Lakeview Heights, Kentucky
Roswell, New Mexico
Bandera, Texas
Doyle, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas



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