Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Salvia-Perennial|
Common Name (Alternative): Whorled Sage
With a habit somewhat unlike the other salvias, 'Purple Rain' forms a sprawling mound of large, fuzzy, silvery-green leaves and stout, fuzzy, arching stems. Spikes lined with purplish buds open to reveal the smoky purple flowers. It blooms well into the summer if deadheaded.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
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.