Salvia, Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Texas Sage 'Silke's Dream'

Salvia

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Silke's Dream
Hybridized by Petty
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hebron, Kentucky

Sanford, North Carolina

Allen, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 31, 2010, colchie from Vashon, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful! Gorgeous color! Grew this from seed this year, with mixed success, but the best is happy, 2 1/2 feet tall and just opened its first flowers today. Hoping it winters over, but will save seed and take cuttings just in case

Positive

On Mar 15, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a cross between Salvia darcyi and Salvia microphylla.

A sturdy salvia that will delight your hummingbirds and butterflies.
Grow in full sun and enjoy the rich coral/orange/reddish flowers as
they continue to bloom all summer and fall. It needs well drained soil.

Blooms: Summer to Frost
Zone: 7-10
Height: 2-3 Feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: Coral/red

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