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Salvia verticillata ‘Alba’ syn White Rain
Salvia verticillata ‘Alba’ syn White Rain
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Salvia verticillata ‘Alba’ syn White Rain

Whorled Sage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.468.510

Salvia is a large group of plants that includes the culinary sage as well as many that are grown as bedding annuals. This one is a perennial, forming a bushy mound of fuzzy olive-green leaves. Upright spikes of white flowers begin to appear in early summer, and will continue for weeks if the spent heads are regularly removed. It tolerates many soil conditions, and is drought tolerant, once established. A nice choice for the border, low enough to use for edging. If plants become floppy in mid summer they should be clipped back hard to rejuvenate the foliage.

Further details for
Salvia verticillata ‘Alba’ syn White Rain

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.