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Salvia jurisicii

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple shades, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green-grey

Description

Salvia jurisicii (Sage). This species will produce bright silvery grey, lacy and fern-like leaves. The flowers are produced in early summer to early autumn, on 20cm stems, and are soft lavender or pure white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Yugoslavia

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

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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