‘Violet Riot’ produces a riot of vivid violet blue flowers with deep purple calyxes from late spring into early summer. Compared to the industry standard ‘May Night’, it has a much denser habit, a more concentrated show of color, and a neater habit in containers, increasing its impulse appeal at retail.
Salvia is a staple item for every sunny garden. It asks little more than sunshine and a little drink every once in a while in return for producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer. It forms a uniform, rounded clump of aromatic, green foliage that looks nice all season long and is not enjoyed by rabbits or deer.
Height: 22.0 Inches
Spread: 20.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades, Purple shades, Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime: Late Spring, Early Summer
Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium