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botanical name:
Salvia verticilliata 'Purple Rain'
Salvia verticilliata 'Purple Rain' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -28°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Soft, hairy foliage and spikes of rich purple flowers in mid to late summer.

cultivation:
Sunny position and a light, well drained soil.

usage:
Attractive to insects such as bees.

other notes:
Selected by Piet Oudolf

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