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Salvia argentea

Sage

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  • Salvia argentea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Salvia argentea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourSilver

Description

Salvia argentea (Sage). This is an unusual biennial or short-lived perennial, which has large, silver-felted leaves and forms a flat basal rosette. The flowers are on 1m stems, produced in panicles of small pure white flowers in mid summer and mid autumn.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Africa

Interest and use

Ground cover, rock-gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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