Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection

Our Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection is an exciting array of Sage varieties featuring purple, red, pink, and coral flowers that bloom from summer through fall. The flowers look delicate, but these native perennial plants are tough! They’re waterwise, cold hardy, and easy-to-grow in even hot, dry conditions. Flowers with a sweet herbal fragrance provide nectar to attract hummingbirds and bumblebees, while fragrant resinous foliage is resistant to deer and rabbits. Plant in a large swath and enjoy watching them sway as pollinators fly from plant to plant. Includes varieties introduced by David Salman, High Country Gardens founder & chief horticulturalist. Collection of 9 plants.
Zones6 - 8
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017472

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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Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection features tough native plants with a beautiful range of colorful flowers. Each variety’s name is telling of its coloration – a delight to read and to grow! Varieties of note include FlowerKisser™ Salvia, bred for their vibrant colors and introduced by David Salman, High Country Gardens founder & chief horticulturalist; In addition, ‘Ultra Violet,’ is a hybrid discovered at the home of garden designer Lauren Springer Ogden. Salvia, or Sage, are some of High Country Garden’s most popular perennial plants for waterwise gardens. Plant throughout your existing garden, or plant together to create a swath of rosy colors. Mature plants range from 18-40” tall x 18-36” wide.

This Collection includes 9 plants – one of each of the following:

·         Salvia FlowerKisser™ 'Dark Shadows’

·         Salvia FlowerKisser™ ‘Deep Rose Pink’

·         Salvia greggii FlowerKisser™ ‘Coral Pink’

·         Salvia ‘Ultra Violet'

·         Salvia ‘Burgundy Seduction’

·         Salvia ‘Raspberry Delight’

·         Salvia 'Maraschino’

·         Salvia greggii ‘Furman's Red’

·         Salvia greggii ‘Cold Hardy Pink’

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SKUHC017472
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection
Botanical Name
Salvia Collection
Zones
6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Red, Purple, Mixed
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall
Ships As
Planting Kit
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Dry, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To 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.
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