|Salvia involucrata 'Mulberry Jam'|
|Salvia x involucrata 'Mulberry Jam'|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)|
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b|
|Plant Height:||4 - 5 feet|
|Plant Spread:||2 feet|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color|
Other: Reddish-purple in fall
|Flower Color:||Other: Hot pink flowers with dark purple calyx|
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer|
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Blooms until frost.
Suitable as Annual
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger|
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Parentage:||Salvia involucrata x unknown|
'Mulberry Jam' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 29, 2015.
|Posted by Danita (GA - Zone 7b) on Jan 27, 2016 8:08 AM
'Mulberry Jam' is an interspecific hybrid between Salvia involucrata and an unknown species. The other parent is speculated to be Salvia chiapensis. It was found in the California garden of Betsy Clebsch. It is a gorgeous Salvia that grows to around four feet tall and starts blooming in midsummer, continuing until frost. Emergence after winter doesn't occur until late spring. Plants that are overwintered without freezing can start blooming even earlier. It is less brittle than its S. involucrata parent but can still benefit from protection from strong winds. It is very popular with hummingbirds and hummingbird gardeners.
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|Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Sep 8, 2013 10:44 PM
The hummingbirds love 'Mulberry Jam'! I'm excited as I look out of our kitchen window or patio door and see hummingbirds working all the flowers to get to the nectar. The beautiful flowers are fuzzy and just seem to keep blooming! The flowers are a deeper color than I could capture in my pics. I love this Salvia!
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