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Salvia confertiflora

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange-red
  • Leaf ColourYellow-green

Description

Salvia confertiflora (Sage). This species is a woody based perennial with ovate yellow-green scalloped leaves. The flowers are borne in late summer to mid-autumn with terminal spikes of orange-red blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

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
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterMoist

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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