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Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Red Velvet’
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Salvia microphylla x greggii Red Velvet

June–October.



<i>Salvia microphylla</i> x <i>greggii</i> ‘Red Velvet’

Salvia

Sage

Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.

Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.

Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Red Velvet’ full sun  partial shade

Big, brilliant and red, these lavishly colored flowers are double the size of any other microphylla or greggii. Blooming spikes and calyxes the color of dark chocolate dramatically present the plush-as-velvet showing, while a handsome, full bush of glossy, somewhat rounded rich green foliage supports it.

Introduced by Texas’s Yucca-Do Nursery and Scott Ogden, ‘Red Velvet’ thrives in warm, dry climates, can endure humidity and assures a vivacious presence, especially when partnered with Penstemon Chiapas sp.

Size: 4' 0" high x 4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Red Velvet’ (P-1359)
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