PlantsSalvias→Salvia (Salvia microphylla 'Maroon')

Also sold as:
Dyson's Maroon

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 30 inches (75 cm)
Plant Spread: 24 inches (60 cm)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Deep maroon-purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Courtesy Robin's Salvias

This Isn't the Color It Was Supposed To BeThis Isn't the Color It Was Supposed To Be
By LarryR on May 1, 2012

You buy a young potted plant at your local garden center that is not yet in bloom. The tag in the pot pictures a beautiful blue-colored flower. Much to your later dismay, the flowers aren't blue at all, but a purplish lavender. What gives?

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'Maroon' was a featured
Plant of the Day for February 19, 2017.

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