Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

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Meadow Sage

USDA Hardiness Zone 5

Arching bloom spikes are lined with tufts of smoky purple flowers, creating an interesting affect. Gray-green foliage is heavily textured and broad. Leaning tendency of this plant lends itself to cascading over a low wall, or softening the edge of a sidewalk.

Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

A cultivar of piet Oudolf. Proven Winners Variety.

Bloom Time

June-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Deadhead after bloom and they will quickly bounce back with more flowers. Drought tolerant once established. Consider the unpleasant foliage scent when situating.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Fall Aster (Aster ), Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Stonecrop (Sedum ), Little Blue Stem (Schizachryium scoparium), False Indigo (Baptisia ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Containers
Dried Flowers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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