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Salvia x 'Elk Raspberry Moose'

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(Elk Raspberry Moose Sage) The deep raspberry flowers of this Salvia x Jamensis look good enough to eat, like spoonfuls of a silky, mouthwatering mousse dessert. Yet the 'moose' in its name isn't a misspelling. It refers to flowers that are larger than normal for a Jame Sage.

Price: $11.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Best of Class
Best of Class
We believe this to be the best raspberry colored 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 Raspberry Moose 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.
24"/24"/30"
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
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
  • Salvia x 'Elk Raspberry Moose'
  • Salvia x 'Elk Raspberry Moose'
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(Elk Raspberry Moose Sage) The deep raspberry flowers of this Salvia x Jamensis look good enough to eat, like spoonfuls of a silky, mouthwatering mousse dessert. Yet the 'moose' in its name isn't a misspelling. It refers to flowers that are larger than normal for a Jame Sage. Please excuse us for the corny name, but we're proud of this new introduction we developed in our FBTS plant breeding program. It's one of our Elk Rainbow Sages, which are known for strong, vigorous growth and long bloom seasons.

Jame Sages are complex hybrids within the closely related Autumn Sage (S. greggii) and Mountain Sage (S. microphylla) groups of drought-resistant perennials native to the Southwest and Mexico. Similar to its blossoms, the mid-green, textured leaves of Elk Raspberry Moose are larger than those of many Jame Sages. Along with lovely color, pleasantly rounded, compact form make this plant a front-of-border beauty when grown en masse. It's also an artful addition to container plantings of Salvias and companion plants that tolerate heat.

Locate it in full sun or partial shade if you live in a climate where summer heat is fierce. Although Salvia x 'Elk Raspberry Moose' thrives on average watering based on local rainfall, it is a tough plant that resists drought. Like most Salvias, it needs soil that drains well. If you grow it in containers, make sure they have good holes for releasing excess water. Deer resist this plant's charms, but honeybees and hummingbirds love it. We think you'll love it too.