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Salvia microphylla 'Berzerkeley'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: microphylla (my-kro-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Berzerkeley

Synonym:Salvia grahamii

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive krishnatulsi On Sep 23, 2006, krishnatulsi from Nevada City, CA wrote:

Very attractive low-growing salvia, even when it's not blooming. The smallish leaves are dark green on this sprawling plant, which contrast nicely with the unusual pale, almost glow-in-the-dark looking flowers.

Positive RichSwanner On Oct 5, 2004, RichSwanner from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Introduced by Monterey Bay Nursery in 1997. A hybrid of S. microphllya and S. grahamii. Beautiful compact, 2ft tall and 3-4ft. wide. Has reddish-pink flowers that flower all year in warm winter zones(8 on up). Evergreen,somewhat sparce foilage, very tough.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Citrus Heights, California
Nevada City, California
Temecula, California

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