Hybrid Rose Leaf Sage (Salvia 'Mulberry Jam') in the Salvias Database

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Also sold as:
Salvia involucrata 'Mulberry Jam'
Salvia x involucrata 'Mulberry Jam'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Water Preferences:Mesic
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
Fragrant
Other: Reddish-purple in fall
Flowers:Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color:Other: Hot pink flowers with dark purple calyx
Flower Size:1"-2"
Flower Time:Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Blooms until frost.
Inflorescence Type:Spike
Uses:Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage:Salvia involucrata x unknown

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'Mulberry Jam' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 29, 2015.

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Location: My Property Sunset  Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-12-01
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-12-10
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-24
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-12-04
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-24
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-09-16
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-12-13
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook CaliforniaDate: 2013-02-12
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-09-05Hummers love these flowers!
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-07-24
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Comments:
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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