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Salvia spathacea 'Elk Rose'

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(Elk Rose Hummingbird Sage) Dusky pastel, rose-toned flowers with burgundy stamens are surrounded by silvery, velvety bracts in this unusual variety of the native California species Salvia spathacea. It is an FBTS cultivar developed through several generations of breeding.
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We believe this to be the best pastel Hummingbird Sage.
Common name
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Elk Rose Hummingbird Sage or Pitcher Sage
USDA Zones
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8 - 11
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"/48"/36"
Exposure
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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?
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Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes!!!
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(Elk Rose Hummingbird Sage) Dusky pastel, rose-toned flowers with burgundy stamens are surrounded by silvery, velvety bracts in this unusual variety of the native California species Salvia spathacea. It is an FBTS cultivar developed through several generations of breeding.

A setting with morning sun and afternoon shade is optimal for Hummingbird Sages, including Elk Rose, which is our most sun-tolerant variety and can handle conditions ranging from full light to partial shade.

Native California Salvias mostly don't bloom during summer. However, Elk Rose flowers from winter through summer. It is one of our best plants for growing with other non-native, xeric species that are summer bloomers.

Although ideal for dry gardens, Elk Rose tolerates regular garden watering. It also offers rapid growth, heat resistance and sticky, richly scented basal foliage. As with its species overall, it is a hummingbird magnet and a fine groundcover. Elk Rose reaches up to three feet tall and spreads at least four feet across. Its clumping growth spreads by underground runners but isn't invasive.