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Salvia x 'Skyscraper Dark Purple'


(Skyscraper Dark Purple Sage) Hummingbirds love Salvia x ‘Skyscraper Dark Purple’, which is brand new for 2019, blooms bountifully in shade, and is outstanding as a container plant.

Price: $11.50
Degree of Difficulty
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.
Skyscraper Dark Purple 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.
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.
Partial to full 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.
Pot size
This is the size of the pot your plant will arrive in. All will be well rooted & branched and ready to grow when planted. Our 3 1/2 inch pots have a volume of 1.0 pints or 473 ml.
3 1/2 inch pot
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.
  • Salvia x 'Skyscraper Dark Purple'
  • Salvia x 'Skyscraper Dark Purple'
  • Salvia x 'Skyscraper Dark Purple'
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Ratings & Reviews

(Skyscraper Dark Purple Sage) Hummingbirds love Salvia x ‘Skyscraper Dark Purple’, which is brand new for 2019, blooms bountifully in shade, and is outstanding as a container plant. This easy-to-grow, heat-tolerant sage is the product of an Australian breeding program. It reminds us of the Australian Wish Sages, but is much shorter and has larger flowers.

The length and upright form of this sage’s bountifully blooming flower spikes — reaching well above their foliage — lend it a high-rise look. Dark Purple is part of the Skyscraper series, which includes orange and pink varieties. This one's flowers aren’t purple, but the overall effect of its dark stems and calyxes combined with blue-tinged pink to deep red flowers suggests a purple look.

The originator of this 2019 introduction notes winter hardiness to USDA Zone 7B, which we are still testing. So, if you try this long blooming tender perennial in your garden, please share results with us. 

Limited availability for 2019.

The Skyscrapertm Salvia trademark is owned by Ball Horticultural Company. The varietal name of this plant is ' HYBSV16017'.