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Salvia bulleyana

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia bulleyana (Sage). This is a clump-forming perennial with scalloped veined medium green leaves about 12cm. The flowers are borne in mid and late summer with terminal racemes of yellow blooms about 3cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterDry

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

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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