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Salvia pulchella x involucrata

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(Rosebud Pink Hybrid Sage) Protective, magenta pink, leaf-like bracts surround the buds of Salvia pulchella x involucrata like a hug, bursting open and eventually falling away as the fuzzy flowers blossom.

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Best of Class
We believe this to be the best small growing Salvia involucrata type.
Common name
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Rosebud Pink Hybrid Sage
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
8 - 10
Size (h/w/fh)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
36"/36"/42"
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun to partial shade
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Well drained & rich
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in.
3 1/2" deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes
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(Rosebud Pink Hybrid Sage) Protective, magenta pink, leaf-like bracts surround the buds of Salvia pulchella x involucrata like a hug, bursting open and eventually falling away as the fuzzy flowers blossom.

The involucrata part of the botanical name refers to involucres -- clusters of buds wrapped in bracts. Before emerging, the flowers and bracts are tightly furled similar to rosebuds.

Pulchella is Latin for "beautiful." It's a description that is particularly apt during cool months when Rosebud Pink Hybrid Sage is long blooming in areas with moderate climates.

Heart-shaped and Kelly green, the leaves contrast brightly with this shrub's dark maroon stems. It spreads almost as wide as its height, which is relatively short for a Rosebud Sage.

Give this compact sage full sun to partial shade and rich, well-drained soil. Although it loves moisture, it only requires average watering based on local conditions. This is a good choice for container planting.

Hummingbirds love this plant selected by longtime California plantsman and biologist Martin Grantham, manager of the San Francisco State University's biology department greenhouse.