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Heatwave Brilliance Sage
Salvia (microphylla x greggii) 'EGGBEN 08USPP#25606'

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Salvia variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Heatwave Brilliance Salvia is an easy to grow, moderate to fast-growing perennial plant featuring bright fuchsia-purple flowers from spring through fall! This wonderful perennial holds a compact form, is drought tolerant, and is highly attractibe to hummingbirds and butterflies. It's ideal for use as a splash of color in containers or garden beds just about anywhere in the landscape that gets full to mostly sun. 

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a rounded, bushy form to 24 inches tall and 24 inches wide, Heatwave Brilliance Salvia an ideal choice for use as a pop of brilliant color in the landscape. It's also useful as an accent, background for lower plants, border, mass planting, in small groupings, and just about anywhere in the garden that gets plenty of sun. A fine addition to hummingbird and butterfly gardens, container gardens, cottage gardens, perennial gardens, rock gardens, wildflower gardens, and sunny woodland borders. 

Suggested Spacing:  18 inches apart for groupings and mass plantings; 4 feet apart for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Heatwave Blaze Salvia is easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil and full to mostly sun. Give it at least 5-6 hours or more of direct sun each day for best flowering. As with many other plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. When growing in the ground it has good drought tolerance when established. Keep an eye on plants growing in containers and provide water if you see the foliage begin to wilt.

Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts for how to plant and care for Salvia plants.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Perennial, Annual in zones north of 6a
Height at Maturity:  24"
Width at Maturity:  24"
Spacing:  18-20" for hedges or mass plantings, 30-36"+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Rounded, Bushy, Compact
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  Bright Fuchsia Purple
Flower Size:  1" 
Flowering Period:  Spring til' First Heavy Frost
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes 
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun, Mostly Sun, 5-6 hours or more Sun each day
Water Needs:  Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt (amended) 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-Drained Moist, Well-Drained Dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 6.5 (Moderately to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Humidity, Insect, Rabbit, Wet Soil - but not soggy

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