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Products > Salvia 'Purple Majesty'
 
Salvia 'Purple Majesty' - Purple Majesty Sage

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Flower Color: Violet
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (S. guaranitica x S. gesneriiflora)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15° F
Salvia 'Purple Majesty' (Purple Majesty Sage) - A large semishrubby perennial that grows 3 to 4 feet tall with an upright and somewhat open habit. The shiny ovate bright green leaves are broad, pointed and heavily textured with lightly serrated margins. The inch long deep purple tubular flowers, of a velvet-texture, are held in even darker calyces in whorls along an eight- to ten-inch long spike in late summer- fall. It grows best in full sun along the coast or light shade inland in a fast-draining soil with moderate to regular watering in a garden location that does not become too cold in winter, but is root hardy when mulched possibly as low as 10° F. This plant originated at the Huntington Botanic Garden as the result of a cross made by Fred Boutin between S. guaranitica and S. gesneriiflora ‘Tequila’ with this plant selected for its garden merit and introduced by the garden around 1980.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Salvia 'Purple Majesty'.
 
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