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SALVIA

Commonly known as Anise-scented sage

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In the mint family. Very large genus of about 900 species of annuals, biennials, herbaceous and evergreen perennials and shrubs distributed generally in temperate and tropical regions.

They are frequently aromatic, hairy or woolly and many species attract bees. Some have medicinal and culinary qualities.

Clary (clear-eye) sage, S. verbenaca and S. pratensis are the UK natives. Seeds of the former, from dry pastures and roadsides in southern England, were made in to a mucilage and used to soothe eye irritation, roots were ground as snuff and leaves used as a herb with lemon or orange juice. The latter, meadow clary, has a status of Vulnerable and Near Threatened because of the manufacture of "improved grassland". It is found on calcareous grassland in southern England.

Less hardy varieties can be grown in containers.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - oval, pointed, wrinkled leaves to 13cm (5in) long.
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - sub-shrubby perennial with branched stems. Flowers to 5cm (2in) long in terminal or axillary spikes.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - light dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, snails on young growth. Under glass, aphids, red spider mite, whitefly, foot and root rots
  • Place of origin - Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

Buy Varieties of SALVIA

SALVIA africana-lutea

SALVIA africana-lutea  >


Commonly known as: Beach salvia, Golden salvia, Sandsalie.
(syn. S. aurea) - In mild climates this extraordinary species forms a medium sized perennial shrub. It has large bright yellow clawlike flowers which quickly turn a rusty-brown. One of those plants which makes you stop in your tracks to wonder what it is!
 
£15.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SALVIA 'Amante'

SALVIA 'Amante'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Pink flowers from purple calyces
 
£12.50 each 
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SALVIA 'Amistad'   AWARD

SALVIA 'Amistad'  >


Commonly known as: Friendship sage, Sage.
Purple flowers from deep purple calyces
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA argentea   AWARD

SALVIA argentea  >


Commonly known as: Silver sage.
Rosettes of silver furry leaves with spikes of soft pink white flowers
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SALVIA bulleyana

SALVIA bulleyana  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Long terminal racemes of paired yellow flowers. A clump-forming perennial
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available again FEBRUARY 2022 - fresh stock in late winter

SALVIA 'Clotted Cream'

SALVIA 'Clotted Cream'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Creamy-white open-mouthed flowers in profusion from spring to autumn
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA confertiflora

SALVIA confertiflora  >


Commonly known as: Red velvet sage.
Woody-based perennial with long spikes of orange-red flowers in summer. Frost tender
 
£13.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SALVIA discolor

SALVIA discolor  >


Commonly known as: Andean silver-leaf sage.
Dark purple flowers with silvery-green calyces. Green leaves backed with white hairs. Scandent to 3ft
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA 'Dyson's Joy'   AWARD

SALVIA 'Dyson's Joy'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
A bicoloured variety with white tinged pink flowers before a pinkish-red calyx
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA 'Embers Wish'

SALVIA 'Embers Wish'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Coppery yellow in bud opening to an intense red.
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Anise-scented sage.
Purple-blue flowers with near-black calyces. Vigorous
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'  AWARD

SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Two-tone red and white flowers. Bushy perennial
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'  AWARD

SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Rich purple. Hardy
 
£12.50 each 
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SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Popular runner up in RHS plant of the year 2015 with purple-pink flowers
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'  AWARD

SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna'  >


Commonly known as: Balkan clary, Sage.
Upright racemes of violet-purple flowers right through the summer
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'  AWARD

SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'  >


Commonly known as: Balkan clary, Sage.
(syn. Freisland) - Compact growing with violet-blue flower spikes which are a magnet for insects
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SALVIA nemorosa 'Pink Beauty'

SALVIA nemorosa 'Pink Beauty'  >


Commonly known as: Balkan clary, Sage.
Spikes of rose-pink flowers from reddish-purple calyces. Aromatic leaves. Hardy
 
£12.50 each 
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SALVIA officinalis 'Albiflora'

SALVIA officinalis 'Albiflora'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Pure white flowers
 
£10.50 each 
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SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'  AWARD

SALVIA officinalis 'Icterina'  >


Commonly known as: Golden sage.
Variegated yellow and green leaves
 
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'  AWARD

SALVIA officinalis 'Purpurascens'  >


Commonly known as: Purple sage.
Red-purple young leaves
 
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
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SALVIA officinalis 'Tricolor'

SALVIA officinalis 'Tricolor'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Grey-green leaves splashed creamy-white and suffused with pink and purple
 
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
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SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'   AWARD

SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Bright red flowers on deep purple stems. Fully hardy
 
£12.50 each 
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SALVIA sylvestris 'Mainacht'   AWARD

SALVIA sylvestris 'Mainacht'  >


Commonly known as: Wood sage.
(syn. 'May Night') - deep purple-violet flowers from dark (almost black) stems
 
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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA sylvestris 'Schneehügel'

SALVIA sylvestris 'Schneehügel'  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Neat wood sage with short spires of white flowers with green bracts
 
£12.50 each 
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SALVIA turkestanica

SALVIA turkestanica  >


Commonly known as: Biennial clary.
Tall spikes of lavender flowers with white bracts and pungent foliage
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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SALVIA uliginosa   AWARD

SALVIA uliginosa  >


Commonly known as: Sage.
Clear sky blue flowers
 
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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