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EvergreenOblong, toothed, dark-green basal leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long with heart-shaped bases.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Clump forming perennial. Cones of flowers 1-2cm (¾in) with spiky bracts to 2.5cm (1in) long.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunProtect from winter wet.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.Pests & Diseasesroot rot, slugs, snails, powdery mildew.Place of originSoutheastern Europe to central Asia.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
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PEROVSKIA atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'
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grey-green leaves edged creamy-white and developing pink tones. The foliage contrasts effectively with rich violet-blue flower clusters