Salvia 'Dancing Lights' TM

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
Plant Size:
18-24 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Some really interesting (and unexpected) bicolor patterns emerged in our second generation of Salvia hybrids. Salvia 'Dancing Lights' was one of the most intriguing. It has the spreading plant habit and large, bright leaves one would expect from its S. microphylla parentage. However, apart from their large size, the flowers are completely unique. Each is shaded purplish pink on the tube and the basal half of the lower lip. The upper lip and outer half of the lower lip are vivid, glowing red. Best in sun to part shade, with moderate to occasional watering.