‘Killer Cranberry’

‘Killer Cranberry’

Salvia microphylla 'Killer Cranberry' PP26609

Salvia microphylla are native to the American Southwest and are a fabulous perennial shrub choice for dryer climates. ‘Killer Cranberry’ has masses of rich magenta flowers to lure honeybees and hummingbirds to your garden, and superior glossy foliage.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

‘Killer Cranberry’ Features

Plant Dimensions

2-3' H x 2-3' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Coastal, Container, Cottage/Informal, Groundcover, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Aromatic, Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Fall Blooming, Heat Tolerance, Reblooming, Upright Habit, Water-wise


Rich red flowers early spring to late fall

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

‘Killer Cranberry’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize in spring and summer


Not required; deadheading promotes new growth


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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