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Salvia x jamensis 'Shell Dancer' will be available to ship on Apr 2, 2019.  Just in time for your spring planting
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Salvia x jamensis 'Shell Dancer'

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(Shell Dancer Sage) So many sages combine resilience and loveliness. This includes Salvia 'Shell Dancer', which withstands heat and drought yet has delicate looking blossoms and lush green foliage.

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Common name
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Shell Dancer Sage
USDA Zones
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7 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
24"/24"/30"
Exposure
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Full sun
Soil type
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Well drained
Water needs
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Average
Pot size
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3 1/2 inch deep pot
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
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(Shell Dancer Sage) So many sages combine resilience and loveliness. This includes Salvia 'Shell Dancer', which withstands heat and drought yet has delicate looking blossoms and lush green foliage.

Shell Dancer's bicolor flower has a waxy texture and sheen. It is sophisticated looking -- a hot fuchsia- pink that fades to a pinkish cream on the bottom half of the lower lip as the blossom ages.

Suncrest Nurseries in Watsonville, California, developed Shell Dancer. It is part of Suncrest's Western Dancer™ series, which contains hybrids of Southwestern species including Mountain Sage (Salvia microphylla) and Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii). Suncrest Salvias are bushy, sun-loving plants. This one has upright form and is a sister seedling of Suncrest's Salvia 'Dancing Dolls'.

Unlike Dancing Dolls, which has dark stems and calyxes, Shell Dancer has mid-green stems and calyxes. Suncrest Salvia foliage differs in color and leaf shape from one hybrid to another. The leaves of Shell Dancer and Dancing Dolls are similar to those of Mountain Sage -- veined and much larger than Autumn Sage leaves.

Similar to other members of the Autumn Sage-Mountain Sage group, Shell Dancer needs little watering when established. Until then, provide average watering based on local conditions. This may mean no watering at all if your region has regular rainfall during the planting season.