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Salvia × superba

Hybrid sage

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  • Salvia × superba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Salvia × superba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Salvia × superba (Hybrid sage). This species will produces flowering spikes which are densely covered with deep violet-blue blooms which are fragrant and attractive to butterflies and bees. The leaves are bright, grey-green and will produce attractive cushions.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Border, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They You should grow in well drained, sandy loamy soil with full sun to partial shade. May need 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

Watch out for snails, slugs and caterpillars.

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