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Salvia
Salvia 'Waverly'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Waverly
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Veined

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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

Regional

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

Citrus Heights, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Long Beach, California

Oakley, California

Sacramento, California

San Clemente, California

San Francisco, California

Santa Ana, California

Naples, Florida

Clifton, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 11, 2007, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

While not the most elegant shrub this plant has been a workhorse
in the garden. It has bloomed first among the semi-hardy Salvias,
tolerates flooding, drought, alkalinity, clay and weeks of 100F+. temps.
Never a insect or disease problem and has stood a solid 8b Winter
without trouble. It should be pruned to remove spent spikes and cut
to the ground after the first hard freeze. Attracts bees and Hummers

For explanation of a Negative below see 'Phyllis Fancy' a similar Hybrid that's Not Heat or Cold Tolerant.

Negative

On Apr 7, 2006, bullnettle from Bastrop, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This salvia bloomed beautifully in partial shade, but died when the temperature reached 100 degrees.

Positive

On Aug 27, 2004, daisyavenue from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This is a more new salvia that could be related to Salvia leucantha.

The leaves are beautiful green with veining while the flowers offer contrasting pale pink/white blooms.

It is not suitable for xeriscaping as it does need to be watered pretty regularly or it will droop.