Salvia x 'Raspberry Delight'
Ideal Sun Conditions:
Raspberry hybrid bush sage is very similar in appearance to Salvia greggii, blooming April through November. It's two-lipped flowers with a pleasant deep raspberry color, and the mahogany calyces contrast nicely. 'Raspberry Delight' is a hybrid cross between Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' and and a high altitude collection of Salvia microphylla from central Arizona. Woody and brittle branches with small oval shaped leaves that hang on to the plant sometimes through the winter, as they do on S. greggii. An outstanding selection, cold hardy to Zone 6, it appreciates afternoon shade but will do well in full sun.
Use in Garden
Any xeric, native, habitat and hummingbird garden. Western cottage garden.
Can trim back to a third its size in late winter before new growth begins. Prune out any dead wood.