Salvia involucrata, Mulberry Jam
Mulberry Jam Roseleaf has many rose tubular flowers on an open spike. Both flowers and bracts are a beetroot color. Growing consistently throughout the late spring and early summer. A well-behaved and handsome addition to the summer and autumn borders. Highly ornamental and a good hummingbird sage.
Grow in well drainage, humus enriched soil, half to three-quarters of sun, and deep weekly watering. Half strength of liquid fertilizer given every two weeks during the active growing period. Best to prune back in early July to prevent plant becoming leggy when blooming.
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 8-10
Light: Full Sun to partial shade
Mature Growth: 4 feet high – 4 feet wide
Soil: Well drainage, humus enriched
Blooms: Mid to late summer into fall
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds