Salvia guaranitica x cardinals
One of the best salvias for attracting hummingbirds!
Deep purple flowers, blooming from June until frost. Half sun/partial shade best. Very drought tolerant once established and likes sandy loam soil with weekly watering. Cut back a third after flowers fade for more blooms. Does not form tubers.
A spontaneous garden hybrid from Betsy Clebsch.
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Light: Half Sun – light shade best.
Mature Growth: 4 feet high – 5 feet wide
Soil: Average-sandy loam, well drained with Weekly deep watering – Drought tolerant once established
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds
Plant Size when available: 1 quart, 1 gallon