Joy Creek Nursery

071-158D4   Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Tangerine'  

Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Tangerine'
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This deliciously scented perennial is somewhat tender for us, but, given good drainage and a sheltered, sunny spot, it returns year after year. The heart-shaped leaves are lightly woolly to the touch. When rubbed they release a pungent fruity aroma that perfumes the air. Dark purple stems bring their color up into the margins of the leaves and often stain the base of the leaves as well. Flowers are arranged in loose whorls up the top five to six inches of slightly arching stems. The inch-and-a-half-long flowers are brilliant in color. Their narrow tubular shape with the upper lobe extending over the lower lobe indicates they are definitely attractive to humming birds.

Midsummer.  3 ft. x 3 ft.

Red flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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