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Color Spires® 'Violet Riot' Perennial Salvia Salvia nemorosa

(6 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
22" 24"
Height
22"
Spread
20 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • Details

    Features

    Color. FULL.

    This colorful perennial produces vivid violet blue flower spikes atop the mounded, aromatic foliage. Lovely when planted in drifts. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    22 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    vivid violet blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Clump Forming
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy to grow in almost any climate in full sun. Drought tolerant but blooms better with average moisture. Cut back after flowering to promote rebloom.

    Color Spires® 'Violet Riot' Salvia nemorosa USPP 26,273, Can 5,337
  • 6 Reviews

    • This plant was amazing! I bought it for a container and in year 2 thing exploded! It was absolutely beautiful with all the flowers and the bees seemed to love it! I live in Zone 6, and this thing survived summer temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit and was a champ!

      Janeanne Henigin
      Nevada
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant was amazing! I bought it for a container and in year 2 thing exploded! It was absolutely beautiful with all the flowers and the bees seemed to love it! I live in Zone 6, and this thing survived summer temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit and was a champ!

      Janeanne Henigin
      Nevada
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant was amazing! I bought it for a container and in year 2 thing exploded! It was absolutely beautiful with all the flowers and the bees seemed to love it! I live in Zone 6, and this thing survived summer temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit and was a champ!

      Janeanne Henigin
      Nevada
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant was amazing! I bought it for a container and in year 2 thing exploded! It was absolutely beautiful with all the flowers and the bees seemed to love it! I live in Zone 6, and this thing survived summer temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit and was a champ!

      Janeanne Henigin
      Nevada
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This flower was in the "personal planting areas" of our condo when we moved in about 7 years ago. I tried to kill it with herbicide, but it just wouldn't die. So I have come to appreciate it's beautiful deep blue flowers and hardy nature. However, I confine it to just one area of my planting section. I expect it would do well on a hillside with good sun, and form a beautiful, erosion-resistant section, with color throughout spring, summer and early fall.

      Mark Walker
      Georgia
      United States
      2 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This plant is amazing, the bees love it and the color is amazing. Going to plant more! Easy to grow!

      Valerie Stilborn
      Manitoba
      Canada
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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