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All the best heat-tolerant colors

For intense color saturation on neat, compact plants that really take the summer heat, Vista is unbeatable. This charmer begins flowering early (before the end of spring in most climates) and continues up to frost, filling garden and container with colorful blooms that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and compliments by the dozen.

A selection of Scarlet Sage (S. splendens), this tender perennial is grown as an annual in American gardens. It takes off like crazy, setting large, toothy green foliage below the 4- to 5-inch flower spikes. Nice in the vase, it's really a bedding plant extraordinaire, absolutely knockout beautiful in large plantings.

Yet Vista isn't a space hog, reaching just 10 to 12 inches high and perhaps 8 inches wide. This means you can squeeze it into containers (its nicely vertical habit makes it a great companion to trailing and mounding varieties) as well as tucking into empty garden spots as needed. Plan to grow an extra packet of seeds just as fill-ins; they will become the stars of any sunny setting.

Vista Mix is a continuous bloomer all season, offering all of the brilliant colors for which the series is famous: red, purple, cream, salmon, lavender, and more. Deadhead or cut the blooms promptly to encourage new buds to appear from spring through summer and fall. It even persists through those deadly hot August weeks when others melt out.

Holding its rich color better in the sunny garden than most other Salvias, Vista is superbly heat-tolerant, and blooms in just 9 to 10 weeks from seed—a bit quicker than most others in the family. An all-around all-star.

Direct sow this salvia or begin the seeds indoors for even earlier blooms. Not fussy about soil, it flourishes in blazing sun, tolerating heat, drought, and other vagaries of the weather. The foliage is evergreen, and so in the coastal West and milder climates of the South it may overwinter and flower again the following spring, though the first year will be its most majestic.

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Genus Salvia
Species splendens
Variety Vista™ Mix
Item Form Pack of 250
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Winter
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 250
Plant Height 10 in - 12 in
Plant Width 6 in - 8 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Season Extenders, Cut-and-Come-Again, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Rose Companions, Evergreen, Needs Deadheading, Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color Mix
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Dry
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Outdoor, Containers, Cut Flowers

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