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Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Phyllis Fancy
Hybridized by University of California Santa Cruz hybrid

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood 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

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tabasco On Oct 13, 2011, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

S. 'Phyllis Fancy' is our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds' favorite late summer bloom for nectar. It even beats out our Salvia 'Black & Blue' which is well known as a Hummingbird attractor. A wonderful addition to our garden and I wouldn't be without it.

Positive bubuli On Jan 23, 2011, bubuli from Cary, NC wrote:

This salvia thrives in Raleigh heat. The only problem is that it's top heavy, and when it gets windy some branches snap. Supporting hoop recommended. Blooms here late Aug-Oct.

Positive hanna1 On May 18, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A hybrid. Very tender plant. Winter annual in mild climate. Doesn't like high temps. Morning sun, High shade. humous soil will help it survive in Summer in Deep South. it can get from 3'-6'H. Semi-deciduous, perrennial. Grows best with some lime. Over 18" spikes. Grows rapidly and large.

Positive garygardener On Feb 22, 2005, garygardener from Nowra
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is another hybrid salvia similar in appearance to S. "Waverly".
Another vigorous and showy salvia, neat habit and fast to establish, it has an unusual purple tinge to the flowers not evident in the photos.
A real winner!


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

Castro Valley, California
Encinitas, California
Richmond, California
Naples, Florida
Cary, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio

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