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Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage

Salvia 'Pink Dawn'

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Color Spires Pink Dawn Sage (Salvia 'Pink Dawn') at Platt Hill Nursery

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage in bloom

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Color Spires Pink Dawn Sage (Salvia 'Pink Dawn') at Platt Hill Nursery

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage flowers

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Perennial Salvia, Meadow Clary, Meadow Sage

Group/Class:  Color Spires Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

Masses of pale pink blooms emerge from fuchsia buds, held on dark purple stems; dense and well branched; a beautiful addition to borders or beds with its uniform habit; looks fantastic in containers

Ornamental Features

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of shell pink flowers with dark red calyces rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive fuchsia flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The deep purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Color Spires® Pink Dawn Sage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



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