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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Salvia 'Karla'.
 
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