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Salvia viridis 'Marble Arch Rose'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: viridis (VEER-ih-diss) (Info)
Cultivar: Marble Arch Rose

Synonym:Salvia horminium

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

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 seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mylivinggarden3 On Jul 24, 2011, mylivinggarden3 from Sunbury, PA wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised to find this plant growing in my garden. I didn't plant it so don't know how it got there but it is very pretty. I will be saving some seeds from it for sure.

Positive GardenQuilts On Oct 19, 2010, GardenQuilts from Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised with this salvia. The colored foliage looks beautiful in a cottage setting with pink roses.


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

Prospect, Kentucky
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia

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