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Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’, Whorled Clary ‘Purple Rain’ or Salvia Purple Rain is a deciduous perennial. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It produces reddish-purple flowers in the summer. Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ has lyre-shaped green leaves. Salvia verticillata is native from central Europe to Asia. Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ is a cultivar.

How to grow Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’:

Grow Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’ in the full sun. Plant it in well-drained soil and preferably shelter it from strong wind.  You can propagate by division or cuttings, divide in spring, and cuttings end of summer or fall. Watch out for slugs, snails, aphids, capsid bugs, leafhoppers, rosemary beetle, root rots, powdery mildew, and Verticillium wilt.

Salvia Verticillata - Purple Rain
Salvia Verticillata – Purple Rain

Other synonyms for Salvia Verticillita include:

Salvia officinalis ‘Purple Rain’ 
Salvia leucantha ‘Purple Rain’

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