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Salvia rypara x durifolia 'Elk'

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(Hybrid River Sage) This beautiful new plant is a FBTS hybrid between to rare South American species.  In growth and flower it is intermediate between the parents, and fast growing because of it's hybrid vigor.

Price: $12.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
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Hybrid River Sage
USDA Zones
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9 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
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24"/24"/24"
Exposure
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Full sun to partial shade
Soil type
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Well drained & rich
Water needs
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Average
Pot size
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3 1/2 inch 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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(Hybrid River Sage) This beautiful new plant is a FBTS hybrid between to rare South American species.  In growth and flower it is intermediate between the parents, and fast growing because of it's hybrid vigor.

Many interspecific hybrids (crosses between parents of different species in the same genus) are poor growers of of little garden merit.  Not this one!  The Salvia rypara parent contributes a softer, mounding growth habit while the S. durifolia gives it sturdy stems and numerous flowers.  This is a standout seedling of the cross we first made in 2014.

A great container plant, where it can be appreciated close up.