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botanical name:
Salvia 'Silke's Dream'
Salvia 'Silke's Dream' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Small bushy shrub with smallish, opposite, oval to elliptic, pale to mid-green leaves. Spikes of bright orange-red flowers, freely produced in late summer and autumn.

cultivation:
Warm, dryish position with well drained soil and full sun. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Drought tolerant.

other notes:
Hybrid of S. darcyi x S. microphylla, found by Art Petly, Austin, Texas

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