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Rockin'® Fuchsia Salvia hybrid

Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
3' 2'6"
Height
2' - 3'
Spread
2' - 2'6"
  • Details

    Features

    Giving OTHER plants an INFERIORITY COMPLEX.

    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.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Fuchsia and black
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    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
  • 19 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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
      , 4 weeks 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
      , 4 weeks 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.

      Marjorie
      , Saskatchewan
      , Canada
      , 29 weeks ago
    • I bought this plant for a $1 at Lowe’s over the summer it was pretty small planted in a corner and it has taken off I am in love with this plant it’s so beautiful it’s November 13th and it’s still blooming standing tall and just beautiful! I will buy fir next year and I want to try the blue one that looks like this. You will not regret if you get this beauty!

      Mari
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This salvia has performed very well for me. It suffered some during our July and August heat and humidity here in North Alabama. In September we had some cooler Temps and it has flushed out beautifully. We are now at the first of November and it is full of blooms. We are supposed to have a freeze this weekend. I will miss seeing these lovely blooms in the flower bed outside my dining room window!

      Christina Sanders
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • The photos above just do not do this plant justice! I saw these in our local garden center and they stopped me right where I was! Planted for about 2 weeks now and have grown already! Very beautiful! In a flower bed that is being created a few plants at a time. Currently paired with 2 Hybrid Tea Roses, a lemon princess spirea, Denim n Lace Russian Sage, Sweet Romance Lavender, and Limelight Hydrangea. We plan to add Pearl Glam Beautyberry, pink Quince, Artemisia, Annas magic ball evergreen, and a few other annual and perennials. CAN'T WAIT to see this bed filled out in all its beauty! As this is an annual fo rme in zone 7b, i plan to replant it year after year! Such amazing color you simply must see in person.

      Heather Cole
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Love salvia, hummingbirds and bees love it too!

      Micheline Lambert
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I have two of these as thrillers in large planters. They are excellent growers, and the hummingbirds, butterflies, clearwings, and bees love them.

      Patricia WIlliams
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Beautiful vivid flowers and lots of them! It is a hummingbird magnet! I will be planting this again next year!

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
    • The hummingbirds like this plant so much the plant cant keep up with them. I need to plant more of these in pots on my balcony next year so they don't fight. I have a red salvia right next to it that they all but ignore this year and it produces way more flowers. They will use the lantana somewhat, but i feel like this plant cant produce flowers fast enough to feed them all they want, ;/

      Colette Rhodes
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
  • 27 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2020 Top Performer Biltmore Estate
    2020 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2020 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Top Perfomer Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2018 Top 10 University of Minnesota - Morris
    2018 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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