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Salvia 'Peachy Pink' - S1
Salvia 'Peachy Pink' - S1

Salvia 'Peachy Pink'

Salvia splendens van houttei
A rare salvia with a mouthwatering peach pink color that blooms freely in summer to late fall. It prefers a partly shaded spot out of the wind where the arching blossoms unfailingly attract hummingbirds—especially delightful to observe as the light fades in high summer, when hummers gather the last nectar of the day.
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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
3' h x 2.5' w
Full sun to partial shade
Rich, moist, well-drained
Summer to fall
Apricot to peach flower tresses
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
First described in horticultural journals in 1821, this striking salvia is native to Brazil. The large flower wands attract hummingbirds and other pollinators like few others, while deer and rabbits stay away, repelled by its pungently scented foliage. Site in a sheltered location in the mid-border and cut back the fading flowering stems for continued lush blooming. Easy care, provide even moisture and fertilizer when planting. Site where it can receive afternoon shade and deadhead fading blooms. Flowering starts in mid-summer and continues until frost claims it. Seed originally from Ginny Hunt of Seed Hunt.
Final Spacing:
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH
Mix about 2" of compost into the soil prior to planting, and apply a time-release general organic fertilizer. Another application of flower fertilizer midsummer is beneficial for fall bloom.
Diseases & Pests:
Prevent powdery mildew by spacing plants apart for increased air circulation. Aphids can be washed off leaves with a strong stream of water or insecticidal soap applications.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
When about 1/2 of florets have opened