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Salvia canariensis

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourWhite purple mauve
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia canariensis (Sage). This is an erect evergreen shrub with white downy stems. Lance-shaped or triangular entire or notched mid-green leaves about 10cm long, each having 2 spreading lobes at their base. Small white, purple or violet flowers about 2cms long are borne in terminal racemes or panicles.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Canary Islands

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • 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. Cut back in spring.

Propagation

Propagate shrubs and sub-shrubs by softwood, semi-ripe or basal cuttings in mid-summer. Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring. You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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