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Salvia COOL Periwinkle
Salvia COOL Periwinkle
Salvia COOL Periwinkle

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Salvia COOL Periwinkle

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(COOL Periwinkle Anise-Scented Sage) Dusky green bracts cup the lavender-blue blossoms of Salvia COOL Periwinkle that attract hummingbirds. The fragrance of its bright green leaves may remind you of licorice.

Common name This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion. COOl Periwinkle Anise Scented 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. 7 - 11
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 48"/36"/60"
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. Rich and well drained
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 to ample
Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant. Yes
Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 4 to 5 feet
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 3 to 4 feet
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This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(COOL Periwinkle Anise-Scented Sage) Dusky green bracts cup the lavender-blue blossoms of Salvia COOL Periwinkle. Hummingbirds love it. You may love the fragrance of its bright green leaves that is reminiscent of licorice.

A product of our plant development program, Periwinkle is part of the FBTS COOL Salvia Collection of Salvia guaranitica hybrids. Unlike the deep, saturated blue and purple flowers of most Anise Scented Sages, the COOL Series features surprising pastels.

Salvia guaranitica is native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In the wild, it grows on the edge of streams in forest clearings. Similar to other anise-scented sages, COOL Periwinkle is adaptable from full sun to partial shade and loves moisture. However, it thrives with an average amount of supplemental watering based on local rainfall. Plant it in rich, well-drained soil.

A perennial where winters are occasionally snowy, this heat-loving sage grows well as an annual — and a container plant — in areas with colder winter weather. It offers rapid growth as well as the rich nectar and long bloom time hummingbirds need.

Together, Periwinkle Anise-Scented Sage and other varieties of FBTS COOL Salvias, including Shocking Pink, create electric combos.