Salvia Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet Hybrid Sage

 
 
Pink Salvia Ultra Violet, Salvia Ultra Violet, Ultra Violet Hybrid Sage

Exclusive. Salvia Ultra Violet is a great new cold hardy Salvia greggii hybrid with showy violet-pink colored flowers. This Sage selection has demonstrated exceptional cold hardiness and blooms all season beginning in early summer. Salvia Ultra Violet thrives in full sun and heat. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction. Discovered in the garden of Lauren Springer Ogden.

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Zones 6 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
High Impact - Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 84799

Details

18-20" tall x 24-28" wide. You'll enjoy ultra garden performance from this new hybrid Salvia selected by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. Discovered in their Ft. Collins garden, 'Ultra Violet' is a hummingbird initiated cross between blue flowered Salvia lycioides and rose-pink Salvia greggii. The dark green foliage and copious violet-pink flowers make this plant a standout in the xeriscape. For three years now, the plant has grown beautifully after surviving erratic USDA zone 5b (-10 to -15 ° F) winters. Blooming starts in late July and continues until October frost! Select a hot, full sun location with any lean-loam or clay-loam soil that is well drained. Its aromatic foliage is very rabbit and deer resistant. During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness. Once the time is right, shear back by one third of the plant’s height. Combine it with Hymenoxys acaulis or various Oenothera for a pleasing, xeric combination. Zones 5b-9. (cutting propagated)
SKU 84799
Common Name Ultra Violet Hybrid Sage
Botanical Name Salvia Ultra Violet
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 18-20" tall
Mature Spread 24-28" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), High Impact - Low Maintenance
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Salvia

Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.

  1. Plant in full sun.
  2. Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained.
  3. Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay.
  4. Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Once established they will need regular, deep irrigation during hot, dry weather.
  6. During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness.
  7. In colder USDA zones (zone 6 and below) it is essential to give Native Southwestern and Southwestern hybrids protection from the extreme cold their first couple winters in the garden. Mound up pine needles or fallen autumn leaves over and around the base of the plant.

Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.

Western Salvia include:

  • Salvia greggii - ‘Furman’s Red’, ‘Cold Hardy Pink’
  • Salvia hybrids - ‘Maraschino’, ‘Raspberry Delight’, ‘Ultra Violet’ and ‘Burgundy Seduction’.
  • Salvia pachyphylla and Salvia dorrii is recommended for arid western gardens.
  • Salvia azurea and Salvia reptans - Early fall bloomers with excellent cold hardiness.

To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.

Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.

Old World varieties include:

  • Salvia syslvestris'Lyrical Rose', 'May Night', 'Little Night', 'Caradonna' and 'Marcus'.
  • Salvia daghestanica
  • Salvia verticiliata

More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensSalvia Ultra Violet
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Color!!

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from Amelia Island, FL

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

    As salvia/sages go, this one has a rather delicate flower. The color is a deeply saturated violet that mixes beautifully with deep purple and magenta petunias while it's growing to full size. This one's a favorite.

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    4.0

    Well to Swell

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    from Midlothian, TX

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

        Packed well, grows well, and looks swell. Contrasts well with my large silver agaves.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great in my zeric garden!

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        from Palisade, CO

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy

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          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

          This plant starts out small and slow, but within a season, it starts to really grow and bloom! The years after bring more blooms and it fills out nicely. Very tolerant of my poor clay soil
          (but I have amended it for good drainage). I rarely water anything in my garden and this plant thrives! I love it!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sturdy and blooming, despite nasty winter weather

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          from West-central Oklahoma

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          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

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            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

            These three plants survived two heavy ice storms followed by three months of drought with minimal watering, and are growing nicely and blooming!

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            fantastic color

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            from Hampshire Co., WV

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            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

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              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Pool Area

              Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

              Planted in an iris bed to continue the bloom season. Thrives, attracts butterflies, and color is so intense it can be seen over 150' away. Minimal to no care, minimal water, at least some direct sun. Holds up to wind, drought, bad soil. Looks very refined. Has handled freezing, wet winter.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Rough start due to atypical rainfall

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              from Monument CO

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                Cons

                • Little Growth First Year

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

                We had an usually wet late spring & early summer. We needed to have a replacement sent to us. While it did bloom, the plants were small. Needed a replacement. Replacement sent quickly. I think this summer it will really grow and have massive amount of blooms.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Specimen Plant

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                from Johnstown, CO

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                • Attractive
                • Fragrant

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia Ultra Violet:

                    Great sage to compliment red flowering greggii varieties. The flowers are very attractive. Plants arrived small but within first season were well over 50% of mature size and flowered prolifically. Just waiting to see if it overwintered, but it appears to have buds. One of our favorites.

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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