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botanical name:
Salvia involucrata 'Joan'
Salvia involucrata 'Joan' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rose Leaf Sage, Tarantula Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Spikes of vivid magenta-pink flowers produced all summer and into autumn. Bushy, suckering, sub-shrubby perennial with good foliage of large rich green leaves.

Needs a sheltered position with protection from very hard frosts. Reasonably drought tolerant once well established.

From stem cuttings

other notes:
Probably a hybrid, perhaps of S. involucrata x S. microphylla, originating from Australia

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