Salvia -- Salvia splendens

 
FAMILY -
CULTURE - Full - Part sun
FLOWER - borne on spikes (red, white, pink, purple, bicolor)
FOLIAGE - long, slender, dark green
GROWTH RATE - fast
FORM
- upright
SIZE - 8-36 inches tall
USES - informal or formal gardens, patio pots
VARIETIES - `Red Hot Sally' most popular (12" - 15" tall)
SPACING - 8" - 18" apart
NOTES -remove old flower spikes to encourage repeated flowering. Hummingbirds are attracted by flowers
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