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.
Rockin'® Fuchsia Salvia hybrid
- 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).
FeaturesGiving 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 WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:24 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Fuchsia and blackFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Deep GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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
51843211Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
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 LambertAnton 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
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 Arboretum5 More Recipes