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Salvia ‘Back to the Fuchsia’ (Sage)

Sage 'Back to the Fuchsia', Color Spires Series

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Salvia Back to the Fuchsia,  Sage Back to the Fuchsia, Color Spires Series, Pink Salvia, Pink Perennial Salvia, Pink Sage, Pink Flowers

Perfect for small spaces, Salvia ‘Back to the Fuchsia’ is a lovely upright perennial producing fuchsia pink flowers on contrasting, dark charcoal stems. The blossoms are densely arranged in whorls around the stems and bloom from late spring into early summer. A cross between Salvia nemorosa and Salvia pratensis, it will rebloom if sheared back.

  • This superb cultivar is really an interesting plant that makes an attractive accent in perennial borders, butterfly gardens, cottage gardens. Combines beautifully with yellow Achillea (Yarrow), daylilies or interspersed with roses. Very useful and adaptable in the garden, it is trouble-free and easy to grow.
  • Reliable, this erect, bushy herbaceous perennial grows in round clumps of dark-green, aromatic wavy-edged leaves, up to 22-24 in. tall and wide (55-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage are preferred.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant, it is a real magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees!
  • Remove spent flower spikes to promote further blooms and cut back after flowering is over.
  • Propagate by division in spring and by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 20" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Salvia ‘Little Kiss’ (Sage)
Salvia involucrata ‘Bethellii’ (Rosy-Leaf Sage)

Recommended Companion Plants

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Snowcap’ (Shasta Daisy)
Baptisia ‘Dutch Chocolate’ (False Indigo)
Achillea millefolium ‘Saucy Seduction’ (Yarrow)
Gypsophila paniculata (Baby’s Breath)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 20" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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