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Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: verticillata (ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Rain

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive plutodrive On Jul 9, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

S. verticillata is hardy to at least Zone 5. It does not perform well in a shady environment. It will grow large and bloom very well but will open up in the center and become susceptible to powdery mildew. I would recommend planting in more than half a day worth of sun.

Neutral Baa On Jun 3, 2002, Baa wrote:

This cultivar is slightly smaller than Salvia vericillata and bears purple flowers each with a purple calyx.

Needs to be propagated via division rather than by seed.


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

Corona, California
Hesperia, California
Knights Landing, California
Santa Ana, California
Denver, Colorado
Fishers, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia
Artondale, Washington
Freeland, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Lakewood, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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