With seven colors in the Color Spires series of perennial Salvia, Back to the Fuchsia is the brightest and most fun color to have in your garden this spring. Try them all for an outstanding display! Bright pink fuchsia flowers tower over vibrant dark green foliage, looking for all the world like a big bouquet in your garden. Oh, and they make wonderful cut flowers for your indoor enjoyment, too! This new cultivar will knock your socks off with its vibrant colors and attractive form in your garden this year. Just think if you massed this out in huge drifts of color!
Native as a wildflower in North American, Perennial Salvia, or sage as it is also known, is a hardy flower that grows in open meadows in tough, sometimes dry areas. Back to the Fuchsia has retained its parent plants hardiness, growing in Zones 3-8 with ease, and handling sub zero temperatures once fully established like a champ. Deep South gardeners will find that salvia likes to have a cold/cool season to reinvigorate it for the next year and will not thrive in the hot humid months of summer for them. Besides being lovely in your full sun garden, you will enjoy the fragrant flowers and foliage on this member of the mint family.
Color Spires® Back to the Fuchsia Salvia Care
Plant in full sun for best performance. Salvia does not like wet soggy soils, so be sure to amend heavy soils to enhance their fast draining capability. Like most plants in the sage family, it can tolerate some drought, but will bloom best with consistent moisture. Preferring a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5, salvia is actually tolerant of a wide range of soil pH from acidic to alkaline, placing this lovely perennial in the easy to care for category. Water regularly when natural rainfall is lacking, or if you plant it in a container. Like most native wildflower descendants, Perennial Salvia does not require any fertilization unless planted in very poor soil. Applying a well composted organic material to the surface and lightly working it in the top layer of soil may be all that is needed on a yearly basis.
Deadheading after the flowering has ceased will promote a second flush of blooms. Pruning is typically not needed as this spring perennial will maintain its shape for many years. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years for best performance. Deer and rabbits do not like the scent of salvia and will not browse on them and they are remarkably resistant to most insect infestations and plant diseases. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will be frequent visitors to your garden when you include perennial salvia in them.
Color Spires® Back to the Fuchsia Salvia Spacing
Space your plants 22 to 24 inches apart. Growing to 29 inches tall and spreading out about 24 inches, Back to the Fuchsia will spread out in your garden, filling in the space quickly. They make wonderful landscape borders, sidewalk or driveway edgings and function as upright thrillers in patio containers. Be sure to get started on your love affair with perennial Salvia Back to the Fuchsia today!
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.