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Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Heatwave™ Glimmer’

Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Heatwave™ Glimmer’

An outstanding perennial for water-wise gardens, Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Heatwave™ Glimmer’ was bred in Australia to withstand the extreme heat and dry growing conditions so commonly found there. This perennial Salvia has a compact growth habit of 30” tall x 36” wide, is well-branched and covered in shimmering creamy-white flowers that have a slight blush of pink at the tips. The deep-hued, almost black calyxes offer a dramatic contrast to the cool white blooms.

Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees are attracted to ‘Heatwave™Glimmer’, making it an ideal choice for pollinator gardens. The neat and tidy growth habit makes it well-suited for courtyard gardens and patio containers, and it pairs nicely with a wide range of plants in an informal perennial garden. This Salvia has good drought tolerance once established, but will look its best if given occasional, deep watering.

Blooming almost year-round, it will benefit from a good shearing back in early spring to promote fresh foliage and blooms. Plant in full sun to light shade, in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. The Sunset Western Garden Book indicates that the Climate Zones are 7-24. We are currently growing Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Heatwave™ Glimmer’ in one gallon containers. If you have any questions about our nursery and the plants we grow, or would like to see photos, follow us on Instagram or Facebook and visit our website


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