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Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'


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Item #: 2017

Zones: 7a to 9a, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This 1996 Rich Dufresne introduction is one of the most impressive salvias that we have trialed. S. 'Wild Watermelon' is a seedling of S. microphylla selected by Rich during a visit to the Strybing Arboretum. This very hardy selection is a vigorous grower with gigantic pink (RHS 66B) flowers in both spring and fall, and sporadically during midsummer.