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Salvia nemorosa ‘Lubecca’

Meadow sage

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourGreyish green

Description

Salvia nemorosa ‘Lubecca’ (Meadow sage). Also known as S. superba 'Lubecca'. This is a dwarf, clump-forming shrub which produces grey-green leaves. Purple-red flowers are produced in mid summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Asia

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
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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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