Joy Creek Nursery

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Salvia confertiflora
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Thanks are due to Bill Fletcher, our Portland area grower and guru of all things Salvia. He has made his collection of both hardy and non-hardy Salvias available to us. Salvia confertiflora is one of the more striking plants in his garden and even though it is not hardy for us in the Northwest, it is hardy in Coastal and Southern California and along the Gulf Coast. We must lift it and protect it or take cuttings in order to insure we have this plant for late season interest. The large, dark green leaves are rugose and very textural as they develop. At the end of August, foot-long or better infloresences are held high on stately stems. Individual flowers are small but they spiral up the stem in an impresssive number which is what the specific name of the plant indicates - "covered with flowers." The flowers in turn are covered with small reddish brown hairs.

Late summer to frost.  4-6 ft. x 4 ft.

Red Orange flowers

Sun     Zones 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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