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Salvia 'Verona'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Family:
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
2 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer
Flower Color:
Violet
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This species was wild-collected in Italy but fits no known species. Therefore it is assumed to be either a natural hybrid or one involving at least one garden escape. In any case, it is quite consistent from seeds, producing crowns of mostly 4-6 inch lance-shaped basal leaves. The leaves are deep green in color, deeply veined and closely toothed around the margins. Branched flowering stalks rise 12-18 inches from the crowns in summer and fall, carrying many whorls of small, intensely violet flowers.