Salvia (Salvia univerticillata) in the Salvias Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 48 inches
Plant Spread: 48 - 60 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: Fuzzy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2011-11-29
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook CaliforniaDate: 2013-03-29
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook CaliforniaDate: 2013-03-29
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Posted by wcgypsy (Northern California) on Sep 29, 2011 7:49 AM

The univerticillata that I have growing in full sun, okay soil and less water reaches about 4 ft tall and is okay. The univerticillata growing in rich soil beneath an avocado tree with more water and having had more shaded conditions when young reaches to about 8 ft tall and has lush growth. Very vigorous plant with no problems. Flowers over a long period of time.

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