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Robust Gray Great Basin Salvia

Salvia dorrii v. incana Robusta
SKU: HC016207
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Robusta is a select form of Salvia dorrii v. incana chosen for its large size, attractive foliage and a massive display of sky-blue flowers in late spring. Easy to grow, the shrub has silver evergreen foliage and is easily grown in any well-drained soil.
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Botanical Name
Salvia dorrii v. incana Robusta
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
16-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Variety incana, originally collected from the Cascade Mts. of Washington, is a distinct form of this wide spread western native shrub. After growing it alongside other forms of Salvia dorrii, chief horticulturist David Salman, found ssp. incana to be notable for its upright growth habit, large, pure silver leaves and sky-blue flowers held in silver calyxes. A late spring bloomer, the plant really stands out when planted with cacti and other green leafed xeric plants. Highly recommended for gardeners plagued by deer and other browsing animals. (cutting propagated) Javelina resistant
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