Salvia n. COLOR SPIRES 'Violet Riot' PPAF (25) BR Plants
Height: 22 Inches, Spread: 20-24 Inches
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades, Foliage Color: Blue shades
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Salvia is a staple item for every sunny garden. It asks little more than sunshine and a little drink every once in a while in return for producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer. It forms a uniform, rounded clump of aromatic, rugose green foliage that looks nice all season long and is not enjoyed by rabbits or deer.
‘Violet Riot’ Salvia produces a riot of vivid violet blue flowers with deep purple calyxes from late spring into early summer. Compared to the standard ‘May Night’, it has a much denser habit, a more concentrated show of color, and a neater habit. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer and Rabbit resistant.
Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.