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Salvia uliginosa

Bog sage

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourClear blue
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Salvia uliginosa (Bog sage). This species is an upright perennial, which will produce long racemes of sky-blue flowers that bloom in late summer to mid autumn. The leaves are toothed, elliptical to lance-shaped and are about 8cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

Specimen, borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

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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