AWARD

SALVIA argentea

Commonly known as Silver sage

Rosettes of silver furry leaves with spikes of soft pink white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Ovate to oblong, toothed, woolly leaves to 20cm (8in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Soft pink-white flowers
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Rosette-forming biennial or short-lived perennial
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light dappled shade

SALVIA argentea

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Makes good ground cover at front of border and is a good foil for colourful summer flowers. Flower spikes can be removed to preserve appearance of foliage and to avoid weakening plant.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on young growth.
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe, northern Africa.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Many-branched terminal panicles
    Tubular
    To 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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