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Salvia microphylla ‘Trelissick’

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.8m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourRed, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia microphylla ‘Trelissick’ (Sage). This is a small-leafed rounded shrub. It produces bright green rounded leaves and a mass of scarlet flowers from late spring to early winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico

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 hardy (min -5°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.

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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