(Elk Peach Flambe Sage) Pale pink-to-peach edges surround the petals of Salvia x 'Elk Peach Flambe' like hints of petticoats. The deep maroon calyxes holding the flowers add drama to this small sage.
|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.
|Elk Peach Flambe 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 - 9
|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.
|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.
|Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
|Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
|2 to 3 feet
|Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
|2 to 3 feet
(Elk Peach Flambe Sage) Pale pink-to-peach edges surround the petals of Salvia x'Elk Peach Flambe' like hints of petticoats. The deep maroon calyxes holding the flowers add drama to this small sage.
Elk Peach Flambe is a hybrid Sage developed at FBTS as part of our series of Elk Rainbow Sages™. Its large blossoms are a favorite of butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds.
This is a long blooming subshrub combining soft perennial foliage with woody growth. It works well in containers and borders in locations ranging from full sun to partial shade. Salvia x 'Elk Peach Flambe' tolerates drought but appreciates average watering based on local conditions. Don't forget to give it well-drained soil.
Elk Peach Flambe has medium-sized, textured leaves on a mounding plant.
A Rainbow of Quality
At Flowers by the Sea, we regularly develop new cultivars such as our hybrid series of Elk Rainbow Sages™, which are varieties of Jame Sage Hybrids (Salvia x jamensis) and other closely related species in a broad array of solids and bicolors ranging from pastels to brights. The word Elk in the scientific and common names of the Elk Rainbow choices indicates that you are getting a sturdy, colorful, reliable repeat performer.