Salvia, Eyelash Sage 'Diablo'

Salvia blepharophylla

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: blepharophylla (blef-ar-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Diablo
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

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:

Cave Creek, Arizona

Chico, California

Sacramento, California

Temecula, California

Hebron, Kentucky

Austin, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 16, 2004, KMAC from Co. Cork,
Ireland (Zone 9a) wrote:

Brilliant scarlet red flowers with protruding white stamens and style give them a devilish appearance, hence the name Diablo.The other part of its name refers to the leaves which are fringed with tiny hairs like eyelashes. This plant spreads stoloniferously and has a slightly more upright growth habit than other Salvia blepharophylla.

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