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Commonly known as Balearic Islands sage
EvergreenGrey-woolly leaves to 5cm (2in) long
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Pale lilac, 2cm (¾in) long
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.Upright shrub. Produces flowers on stems to 75cm (30in) or more
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesLeafhoppersPlace of originBalearic IslandsResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSuitable for open site, slightly back from the seaSuitable for small gardens
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(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8Pruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly