New for 2017 Salvia Heatwave Brilliance produces mass displays of large cerise/magenta flowers, accented on a dark calyx. An aromatic evergreen compact shrub with emerald green foliage, so easy to grow, very long bloom period, and very tolerant of dry hot conditions. Brilliance is one of eight gorgeous Heatwave Salvias colors!
The Heatwave Salvia’s are a cross of microphylla x greggii, eliminating the variable range of habits and lack of garden hardiness associated with so many of the straight Salvia greggii forms in the market. The plants are very tight habit in appearance.
Suggested Uses: fast results for new gardens, lengthy color for mixed borders, container displays, coastal zones and poolside landscaping. Pretty in cottage or wildflower style gardens. Also nice for a flowering hedge.
Ideal for water wise gardening. Deer resistant! Ideal for attracting birds to the garden.
Color: magenta, with crisp green foliage
Blooming season: spring, summer and fall
Mature size: H 80 cm x W 80cm
Inventor: Howard Bentley and Steve Eggelton of Australia
Care: Full sun to part shade. Will take dry and extreme heat. Bred to meet the Australian climate. Tolerates most soil types that are free draining. Once established requires only minimum watering and a single feed in Spring with a general purpose fertilizer. Sometimes after a main flowering flush in climates in the southern hemisphere, trim the plant by half to encourage further flowering and density.