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Salvia coccinea 'Alba'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Sep 7, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The color contrast with the red salvia is very pleasing. It seems to bloom all the time. Flowers are pure white.

These plants are very tolerant of a wide range of soil types and acidity.

Regional...

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

Clayton, California
Bartow, Florida
Brandon, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Riverview, Florida
Kalama, Washington



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