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Perennials

#1208 - Saliva 'Silke's Dream' (Silke's Dream Salvia)

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PLANT INFORMATION:

  • Botanical Name:
    Saliva 'Silke's Dream'
  • Common Name:
    Silke's Dream Salvia
  • Type:
    No
  • Family:
    Lamiaceae
  • Exposure:
    Sun
  • Size:
    24"h x 24"w
  • Zones:
    No
  • Water:
    No
  • Origin:
    Hybrid
  • Butterflies:
    No
  • Hummingbirds:
    Yes
  • Container Size:
    Large Pot Band

Plant Description

We are so glad that Art Petley of Austin, TX took up the hobby of plant breeding. One of the best plants hybridized in his garden was when the cross pollination of Salvia Darcyi with Salvia microphylla occurred to create Salvia 'Silke's Dream'. It blooms all summer with its best show during fall in our garden. The flowers are a unique orange-red or salmon-like color. We've grown both the parent species for years and noticed hummingbirds on them with great frequency and such is the case also with this new hybrid. Central and northern Oklahoma are at the edge of its hardiness zone, so gardeners in these areas (like us in Stillwater) will need to grow it in a sunny well-drained location. Planting it on the south side of a building or fence will also give it protection.