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Salvia viridis 'Palisades'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: viridis (VEER-ih-diss) (Info)
Cultivar: Palisades

Synonym:Salvia horminium

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

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

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

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Hemophobic On Aug 9, 2009, Hemophobic from Kannapolis, NC wrote:

This was one of the first salvias to start blooming in my garden and I was delighted to see it. I've cut it back several times to get more blooms. Tends to be a little sprawly.


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

Kannapolis, North Carolina

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