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Salvia microphylla 'Heatwave Brilliance'

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(Brilliance Pink Mountain Sage) Long blooming Salvia microphylla 'Heatwave Brilliance' produces prolific quantities of deep reddish-pink, or cerise, blossoms along with dense, mid-green foliage.

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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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.
Brilliance Pink Mountain 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.
6 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
24"/24"/24"
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
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 inch deep pot
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Patent #
This plant is patented, or a patent application has been filed and is pending and may not be propagated for commercial purposes under U.S. Federal Code, Title 35, Part II, Chapter 15 §161 without a license from the patent holder.
PPAF
Hummingbird plant? Yes
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(Brilliance Pink Mountain Sage) Long blooming Salvia microphylla 'Heatwave Brilliance' produces prolific quantities of deep reddish-pink, or cerise, blossoms along with dense, mid-green foliage.

This tough plant is a cross of Southwestern Mountain Sage and the Texas native Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii).

Flowers by the Sea grows ten Heatwave varieties, which the Melbourne-based Plant Growers Australia team of Howard Bentley and Steve Eggleton hybridized for hot, dry conditions throughout their nation.

Similar to their parent species, Heatwave Salvias are adaptable to cooler coastal regions. They grow particularly well in a Mediterranean dry summer/wet winter climates, such as in Melbourne and California. All Heatwave sages are compact and have the dense foliage of Mountain Sage rather than the airy look of Autumn Sage.

Brilliance Pink Mountain Sage needs only occasional deep watering once established, but also thrives with average watering based on local rainfall. It requires full sun, yet appreciates a bit of shade in areas with extreme heat. As to soil, it isn't finicky except for good drainage. 

Heatwave Salvias are ideal for borders, pathways and container planting -- settings which allow you to enjoy the pleasant fragrance of their foliage up close. 

If you are designing a wildlife garden, Brilliance Pink Mountain Sage is a fine choice, because it attracts bees and hummingbirds yet discourages deer.