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Products > Salvia 'Karla'
 
Salvia 'Karla' - Karla's Sage
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Parentage: (S. 'Waverly' x S. chiapensis)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Salvia 'Karla' (Karla's Sage) - A half hardy shrub to 3 to 4 feet tall with slightly fuzzy pale violet-pink flowers through most of the year. Likely to get knocked to the ground in a frost and rebound in the spring. Plant in full sun and irrigate occasionally. This plant is thought to be a spontaneous seedling hybrid, presumably between Salvia 'Waverly' and Salvia chiapensis as it exhibits traits of both and appeared between where these two sages were planted in the Santa Barbara area garden of Karla Bonoff in 2009. It has remained much more compact with a darker flower than Salvia 'Waverly' and with a more textured glossy leaf a bit like Salvia chiapensis. We feel this plant will make a great garden plant for smaller spaces where Waverly has proven to be a bit too big.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia 'Karla'.
 
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