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Salvia ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ has a compact and strong branching habit which, in combination with its gray foliage and spikes of long-blooming purple flowers, makes it an exceptional landscape plant. Flowers are effectively purple but are actually more interesting as the petals are a rose-lavender. Other cultivars within the species tend to get quite unwieldy and large but ‘Santa Barbara’ with its compact habit and drought resistance is a wonderful garden and container plant and very suitable for municipal or commercial plantings. It also makes a great annual in the cooler climates of the North.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 7 (0°F or -18°C)
  • Showy flower spikes of purple blooms with a hint of lavender-rose
  • Compact tidy grower
  • Easy care, exceptional landscape selection

Patent Status: PP 12,949

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 7
Height: 28 to 36-inches
71 to 91-centimeters
Spread: 28 to 36-inches
71 to 91-centimeters
Seasons: Early Summer, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Purple
Foliage Colors: Green, Grey-green
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-rounded
Usage: Borders, Containers, Garden border, Mass landscape planting
Patent Status: PP 12,949
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 6 to 8-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 12-weeks with 1 ppp