SALVIA confertiflora

Commonly known as Red velvet sage

Woody-based perennial with long spikes of orange-red flowers in summer. Frost tender
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Ovate, scalloped, yellow-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long, densely woolly
  • Orange
    Orange red
  • Height
    To 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Woody-based perennial
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

SALVIA confertiflora

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Will need support. Wildlife plant - insects. Flowers better if kept for a few years. Remove spent blooms to maintain flowering.Trim back (not into wood) and store inside for winter.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails. Under glass - aphids, red spider mites, whiteflies
    Place of origin
    Brazil
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Terminal spikes
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Pungently scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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