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Salvia 'Purple Majesty'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Majesty
Synonym:Salvia guarantica x gesneraeflora
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Buckeye, Arizona

Nevada City, California

Norwalk, California

Roseville, California

Temecula, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Odessa, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Douglas, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Madison, Mississippi

Lincoln, Nebraska

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 17, 2014, sugar_land_dave from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

This plant was sold to me as a "black & blue salvia", but it became obvious that it was purple majesty when it bloomed. I can't say that I was disappointed. It is majestic.

In my Houston-area heat, the plant likes to be watered two or three times a day. If not it droops noticeably and the leaves wilt, but a little water and it perks right up. In full sun, mine has grown rapidly. In dapled light and full shade growth slows, but it still requires moist roots so air temperature seems important.

Plant blooms from Spring through Fall.

Positive

On Dec 22, 2006, nedweenie from Windsor, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Nice annual plant, similar to Black & Blue in size, aromatic leaves, hummers love it, etc. Gets a little higher than B&B, 4+ ft. Late summer bloomer, but once it gets going, it blooms till frost.