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Sensational Salvias

June 23rd, 2018

Salvias are commonly referred to as sage, including  Salvia officinalis (common sage) which is widely used in cooking.  Salvias really earn their keep in the garden with a great range of colour and form which makes them indispensable border plants. Their are long lasting and attract butterflies and pollinators, which is always good for the garden.  Salvia can be annual or perennial, so remember to check the labels for this information and most are rapid growers and tolerate summer heat with more graceful, spiky blooms.

The foliage of salvia is often the source of fragrance. Depending on the salvia plant you choose, you may experience the fragrance of pineapple, fruit or the common spice sage.

There are so many varieties to choose from that there has to be at least one that you will fall in love with.  We have a selection of varieties in stock now and more arriving over the next few weeks including:

Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ Sensational new hybrid, with a generous flowering period, usually from June to November. Rich red-purple flowers, deep burgundy stems and a tidy growth habit  – a great choice for containers.

Salvia ‘Amistad’
This one has particularly large Deep purple flowers and even deeper purple calyces and can grow to 1.2m in height.

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ A new hybrid with rich pink flowers and pale olive green foliage. Flowering throughout summer.

Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ This charming salvia has unusual bi-colour flowers in white and vivid lipstick red, borne in profusion on a bushy plant. In hot weather, some flowers are fully red, some fully white and some bi-colour, adding to its charm. A very striking plant for borders or containers.

Salvia Nemerosa ‘Deep Blue’ is a long flowering perennial treasured for its tidy habit with lush spikes of intense deep blue flowers carried above mounds of dark green aromatic leaves.

Salvia ‘Embers Wish’  A new variety with orange-red flowers and pale olive green foliage. Flowering throughout summer.

Salvia ‘Wendy’s  Wish’  A new hybrid with rich pink flowers and pale olive green foliage. Flowering throughout summer.

Categories: Busy Lizzie's Pick of the weekCottage Garden PlantsPerennialsPerfect for potsPlanted containersPlants

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