Color Spires® Back to the Fuchsia Salvia

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Simply incredible, saturated color from Color Spires® Back to the Fuchsia Perennial Salvia (Salvia x 'Back to the Fuchsia') creates a reason for garden guests to stop and stare. Their upright growth habit and bold vertical flower spires make a vivid impression in full sun!

If you love the happy charm of fuschia pink, or just want a bright "pop" of contrasting color in an otherwise sedate space…Back to the Fuschia Perennial Salvia is for you. Jumpstart your summer with these outstanding Proven Winner® perennials.

Planting and Application:

Field-tested for high performance, Back to the Fuschia Salvia produces plenty of nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees in your neighborhood. The flower power opens from the bottom of each long spire in a delightfully long-lasting display.

  • This tidy perennial comes back year after year and produces a neat clump of aromatic foliage with stiff, well-branched stems. Watch as the tall spires elongate and the deep purplish-red buds open into that noteworthy dark pink shade!
  • Use plenty in a dramatic drift or ribbon of bright color near the front of your garden borders. Snip the flower spires regularly for cut flower arrangements, and you'll actually encourage additional rebloom!
  • These nectar-rich plants make terrific additions to Butterfly and Pollinator Gardens. The blooms will be abuzz with life all day, every day!
  • Jazz up your outdoor spaces with their charming form and charismatic color. This special Salvia partners beautifully with other plants as varied as sophisticated Roses to rustic Daisies and elongated Allium "pom-poms".
  • Salvia fills a hole in the flowering cycle just as Iris and Peony are finishing. Let Back to the Fuschia shine brightly for you in the late spring and early summer!

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

They'll flower best in full sun, with at least six hours of sunlight a day. Give them well-drained soil…or keep them in patio pots if you need to improve drainage.

  • Allow them the room to reach the Mature Spread listed on the Plant Highlights. For mass plantings, stagger several rows in a zigzagging pattern 20 inches apart from center to center.
  • We recommend you supply them an even amount of water on a regular basis. Get expert watering tips from the Horticulture Team.
  • In late fall, prune the dried foliage back and tidy the garden waste away. Watch for thrilling signs of life in early spring from the crown of the plant.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Color Spires® Back to the Fuchsia Salvia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia x 'Back to the Fuchsia'
Mature Height 20 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 20 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Fuchsia Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes