‘Killer Cranberry’ Salvia

‘Killer Cranberry’ Salvia

Salvia microphylla ‘Killer Cranberry’ PP26609

Masses of magenta flowers on tall spikes lure honeybees and hummingbirds. Its prolific flowers area killer attraction for people too. Dense, fragrant foliage, long-blooming and drought resistant.

Bloom/Feature

Crimson to cranberry red blooms February to December

Plant Type

New IntroductionsPerennials

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

Hardy to 15°F USDA Zones 8B-10

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Cut Flowers, Disease / Pest Resistance, Fall Blooming, Reblooming, Upright Habit

Use

Accent, Border, Container, Groundcover, Mass Planting

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range

Fertilizer

Feed throughout growing season

Dimensions

24-36" H x 18-24" W

Pruning

Deadhead year-round and trim back in fall

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • plant 1”-2” above ground soil level, backfill hole with soil
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem