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Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’

Sage

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  • Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’ (Sage). This is a tuberous, rooted, upright branching perennial, which produces whorls of vivid blue flowers. The leaves are oval and mid-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, 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.

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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