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Nectar Purple™

Salvia guaranitica ‘Purple and Bloom’ PP32027

Another great Salvia option for the mid to back of borders or containers. Loved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer resistant and heavy blooming until frost.

Sunset Zones

8-24, 26-31

USDA Zones

10°F to 20°F USDA zones 8–10

Nectar Purple™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-5' H x 3' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Garden Bed

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerance, Reblooming, Returns Year After Year


Purple flowers mid-spring to mid-fall

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Nectar Purple™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in early spring


Reblooming will be heavier if old flowers are removed. Can cut back hard in early spring to keep shorter.


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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