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Rockin'® Fuchsia Salvia hybrid

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Mature Size
3' 2'6" 91cm 76cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 2'6"
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 61cm - 76cm
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  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    24 - 30 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    46cm - 61cm
    61cm - 76cm


    Fuchsia flowers each with a black calyx on tough plants.  This color is a true breakthrough for this type of Salvia. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees all love it, which makes it great plant for pollinator gardens.

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    24 - 30 Inches 61cm - 76cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Fuchsia and black
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers and landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This is a wonderful annual Salvia (except in frost free zones, where it is perennial) compact and richly colored it is easy and trouble free. It is sterile so it will not set seed and that means it will just bloom, and bloom and bloom all season without stopping.

    You can easily trim to keep the shape or size where you want it, and it will branch out and become even thicker and more full of flowers.

    Regular watering and fertilizing will keep the plant at maximum color and growth but it is amazingly tough and once established in a pot of the garden will tolerate lower levels of food and water. However, severe drought will cause lower leaves to drop and if this happens give it a quick haircut removing the upper 1/3 of growth and once it back to normal watering it will fill back in.

    Rockin'® Fuchsia Salvia hybrid 'BBSAL00301' USPP 30,923, Can 6,296
  • 26 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I bought this plant at the nursery last summer. I grew it in a pot and it did great! The hummingbirds were really attracted to it. I brought it inside for the winter and put it in a room without much sun because we were renovating the sunniest room in the house at the time. It lost all of its leaves as I expected, but I put it back in the sunniest room once we were done renovating. I only watered it a couple times a month, and it's now growing all of it's leaves back beautifully. Looking forward to another season of its beauty. We are in zone 6B in Michigan

      Carol kuzniar
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 19 weeks ago
    • LOVE this plant! It is October 25th and it is still beautiful and in full bloom. I planted a new garden bed full of plants for my many hummingbirds and butterflies and pollinators and this is one of my (and theirs) favorite. The hummers ate from this and the Rockin Playin the Blues salvia all day long.

      , New York
      , United States
      , 35 weeks ago
    • Despite good potting soil amended with Espoma plant starter, these plants didn’t amount to much and pooped out in the middle of July - now one is completely dead, and the other looks poorly. These came in a “biodegradable” pot that said to leave it in there and pot it after pulling off the bottom. I don’t see any evidence from the top that the pot degraded, so I‘m wondering if that contributed to their demise. So disappointed, especially since I paid so much to have these shipped to my house

      Pat Homer
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 45 weeks ago
    • Bought this for a planter since it get so big I started with a 4in pot. Good soil, appropriate fertilizer and water but it isn't growing....I am so disappointed. Was looking forward to watching the hummingbirds indulge. No I think I may need to pull it out of the planter and replace with something else. Columbus OH zone 6b

      Helen E Krouse
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This plant is truly a rock star in the garden. Hit 105 here earlier this week and still looks amazing! In zone 9b is a perennial. So happy I added it to my garden. The pollinators LOVE it!

      , California
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I purchased this plant two years ago and this is truly one great plant! I planted it in a south-facing mixed perennial bed near the woods that I often supplement with a few annuals for summer color. It bloomed all summer and continued to bloom until we had our first freeze in late October and died back shortly afterwards. I have had luck in the past with several hardier annuals making it through the winter. Northern Maryland is listed as Zone 6b for plant hardiness so I didn't have much hope. Typical Maryland winters can be a bit cold with nighttime temperatures dropping into the teens. Precipitation lately has been more rain than snow. The following spring the plant looked dead and I had just about given up all hope when I noticed some new growth sprouting from the base of the crown in late April. Growth was slow at first but really picked up as the temperatures warmed up. By early July the plant was blooming again. Last winter was even colder, with a number of nights dipping into the single digits. Daytime temperatures barely made it above freezing for weeks at a time. I thought for sure that this would be the end of this plant, but lo and behold, it sprouted again! It is nearing summer and the plant is over a foot tall and should be in bloom in a few weeks. I believe the reason for my success with this plant is the south-facing garden with good draining soil and a lot of patience. As for heat, this plant is situated in an area that cooks in the summer. I have not experienced the same issues other have had with heat and humidity, and Maryland summers are known for both. I was excited to find Rockin' Deep Purple in the local garden shop a couple of weeks ago. I'm eager to see if I have the same success with this plant.

      Dave Piasecki
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite plants. It flowered almost year round last year and hasn’t skipped a beat this year either. The hummingbirds can’t get enough of it- I had numerous other plants that are supposed to attract hummingbirds but this by far their preferred plant! I will say that it gets far larger than the size listed which doesn’t bother me, but if you have a strict space requirement, it might matter. The other thing is that I have 4 of them planted and I have several seedlings growing at the base of of each of them, so even though they are supposed to be sterile, mine are not 100% sterile. I’m not complaining though because I love getting a few unexpected extras of such an amazing plant!

      , Florida
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • This plant is a perennial for me and I’m on year 3 with it performing bigger and better than any other plants I own. It’s huge and bushy, towering over the 36” predicted height. The hummingbirds choose this over all else & it blooms non-stop from around mid-April through frost.

      Plant Today with Amy Rae
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Undoubtably a very good plant plant. However growers are using chemicals to stunt the plant for sales purposes. You get one extremely large flowering head on a tiny plant in a small pot, that no matter how hard you try it simply will not take off and grow into the shrub it's meant to be. The side branches do not develop only producing tiny trusses of buds that barely open. Once the large truss has finished the whole plant goes into decline. I do feel cheated when growers use chemicals to alter plants, often this is not reversible and the plant will not thrive as a garden plant. I couldn't even save the plant by taking a cutting and it was extremely expensive. I bought three in three consecutive seasons until I gave up, taking the last one to our government run nurseries where they informed me this was because of a chemical or hormone that stops the plant elongating and growing after the single flower truss has fully developed. I would also like to add that the information here on this site is not correct, the calyxes are not black, more like brown, also the flowers fade to a very much lighter pink, only maintaining the colour saturation for a day or so. Extremely dissapointed and I feel something should be done about this. Regard Anton Lambert

      Anton Lambert
      , Toyama
      , Japan
      , 2 years ago
    • Lovely plant! Bloomed all summer and made it through the heat and drought of the summer. I moved it indoors and plan on wintering it over. Wish me luck. I’ll update you in the spring.

      , Saskatchewan
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
  • 22 Awards

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    2020 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2020 Top Performer Biltmore Estate
    2020 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2020 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Top Performer Colorado State University
    2018 Top Performer Penn State
    2018 Top Ten Annual Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2018 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
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