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Salvia subrotunda

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: subrotunda (sub-roh-TUN-da) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive bluespiral On Oct 4, 2013, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

On January 2, 2013, I sowed seed of this plant in a vented milk jug and put it outdoors. It germinated in June and the buds are just beginning to open. Since I live in z7, this was a very nice surprise, and I hope to winter it indoors under lights.

Positive penpen On Oct 2, 2006, penpen from North Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great plant to add to the hummingbird garden. Overall height can get from 3 to 4 or even 5 ft tall. Inflorescences are 18-24 inches long. Subrotunda is similar to coccinea on steroids and even though the blossoms are intermittent and spred out it blooms all season long. It looks best in a large bed with several grouped together for a nice effect. It will reseed and in areas where there is little or no frost it may bloom all year long. It didn't require staking in my garden.

The seed germinated inside in an east facing window in 7 days and I had almost 100% germination. Seeds should be surface sown on moist soil.

Goldfinches also love the seed.

Regional...

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

Pike Creek, Delaware
Galena, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
North Tonawanda, New York
Simpsonville, South Carolina



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