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botanical name:
Salvia 'Purple Majesty'
Salvia 'Purple Majesty' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple Majesty Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Large, quick growing subshrub of open bushy habit with ovate, light to mid green leaves. Freely produced spikes of rich violet-purple flowers with darker purple calyces. Very long flowering season.

cultivation:
Best in well drained, moderately fertile soil and a warm sunny position. Top growth is not frost hardy and it is best to protect the roots in winter with a thick mulch. Dislikes cold heavy conditions and may be tricky to over-winter in cool regions.
Remove old flowering shoots regularly.


propagation:
From cuttings, usually taken in late summer

other notes:
Hybrid of Salvia guarantica x Salvia gesneraeflora 'Tequila', raised by Fred Boutin, Huntington Botanical Gardens, California, USA, 1977 and introduced in 1980.
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