There are more than 900 species of Salvia, originating in the rocky soils of Mexico. The word Salvia is derived from the Latin ‘salvere’ meaning to ‘to save’ as it has been used medicinally for centuries.
Beautiful open mouthed blooms adorn sage scented foliage from spring to autumn, wonderful planted near a path or seat where the fragrance will be released when the foliage disturbed. Prefers well drained soil in sun. Height 60-90cm (24-36”). Spread 60cm (24”). Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour Peach, Pink
Other Bees And Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Scented, Suitable for Container
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Plant Category Perennials
Delivery May onwards
Flowering Time Autumn, Long Flowering, Summer
Aspect Sun or Partial Shade
Spread 60-90cm (24-36")
Height 60-90cm (24-36")
Full sun or partial shade
May to October
Drought tolerant. Attracts bees and butterflies. Aromatic foliage. Will need winter protection in damp and colder areas if below -5 degrees. If in doubt take cuttings as an insurance policy. Slugs may attack young foliage. Propagate by division in spring or semi-ripe cuttings from non flowering shoots in summer. Hardy perennial.
All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.
Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower. Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F) Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)
Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.
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