Several good oranges have appeared in each generation of our salvia hybrids, making a final choice difficult. 'Tangerine Ballet' is one of the brightest and truest (some others are nearly red, still others approach salmon in their shading), and the plant itself is exceptional for a greggii type. It is fairly upright and neat in its branching habit, and the leaves are quite bright and shiny. It is a massive bloomer, beginning in late spring and continuing in waves through fall. Each large flower is colored a bright tangerine-orange overall, with contrasting yellow "eye". Sun to part shade, moderate to occasional watering.
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