(Purple & Bloom Sage) Floriferous, dark-stemmed spikes of deep violet-purple blossoms surrounded by charcoal-purple bracts combined with dark green leaves shaped like elongated hearts make Salvia ‘Purple & Bloom’ dramatic.
|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.
|Purple & Bloom 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 - 11
|Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
|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.
|Container plant? "Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
|Patent # This plant is patented, or a patent application has been filed and is pending and may not be propagated, under U.S. Federal Code, Title 35, Part II, Chapter 15 §161 without a license from the patent holder.
|Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
|Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
|3 to 4 feet
|Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
|3 to 4 feet
(Purple & Bloom Sage) Floriferous, dark-stemmed spikes of deep violet-purple blossoms surrounded by charcoal-purple bracts make Salvia ‘Purple & Bloom’ a dramatic addition to sage gardens. It has large, dark green, wrinkly leaves shaped like elongated hearts.
Although perennial in warmer winter climates, this is an excellent annual due to rapid growth. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love this Salvia guaranitica-type sage, which is ideal both for flowerbeds and container growing.
Give Purple & Bloom full sun to partial shade, soil with excellent drainage, and average to ample supplemental watering for best results. To increase bloom over its long flowering season, deadhead spent flowers.
We love this 2019 introduction to our catalog and think you will, too.