Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

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.

Hardy to Zones: 8-11

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  • Showy flower spikes of purple blooms with a hint of lavender-rose
  • Compact tidy grower
  • Easy care, exceptional landscape selection



Flower Color: Purple
Foliage: Green
Type: Annual
Habit: Compact, rounded
Height: 28-36″
Width: 28-36″
Flower Timing: Spring to fall
Heat Tolerance: Full sun to part shade
Patented: Brand PlantHaven
Uses: Containers, landscape, garden borders

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