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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 information about Salvia 'Karla' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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