Joy Creek Nursery

071-129D4   Salvia greggii 'Nuevo Leon'  

Salvia greggii 'Nuevo Leon'
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Not all of the Salvia greggii selections available in the nursery trade are winter hardy for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Salvia greggii 'Nuevo Leon' has proven to be so for us. Its slightly glossy, narrow leaves make it attractive throughout most of the growing season. From summer through the autumn it carries terminal racemes of small open-mouthed flowers. After the flowers fall, attractive purple-tipped calyces remain to carry on the show. Flowering stems are often stained slate-colored. We recommend that gardeners refrain from trimming the plant back until new growth has appeared in the spring. Cutting back too early often results in the demise of this little shrub.

Summer to autumn.  2-4 ft. x 2 ft.

Dark Violet flowers

Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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