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botanical name:
Salvia 'Phyllis' Fancy'
Salvia 'Phyllis' Fancy' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sage
synonyms:  Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.80m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Strong growing bushy evergreen sub-shrub. Long spikes of small white flowers, tinged lavender and with conspicuous dusky purple bracts, giving a bicoloured appearance. Very free flowering from late summer into autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained, prefereably alkaline soil in full sun. Rather tender and needs a fairly warm location.

propagation:
From semi-ripe cuttings

usage:
Borders.
Attractive to insects

other notes:
A possible hybrid of Salvia leucantha x Salvia chiapensis, raised at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Named after Phyllis Norris.

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