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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
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy 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 sun
  • Partial shade - light dappled shade
  • 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 -
  • 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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