Whorled Sage, Whorled Clary Sage
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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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Lincoln,

Corona, California

Grass Valley, 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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.