SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'

Commonly known as Sage

  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Oval, round-tipped, mid-green leaves 3-4cm (1¼-1½in) long
  • Red
    Bright red
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Bushy subshrub or perennial producing whorls of flowers 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) across with blackish calyces on purple-black stems
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds.

SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'

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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Netherlands
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  40cm (16in)
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Achillea ‘Inca Gold’, Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and Salvia
Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’, Salvia and Phlomis russeliana
AMICIA zygomeris and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
CORDYLINE indivisa and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
CRAMBE cordifolia and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia and Allium giganteum
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia, Allium giganteum and Gaura ‘The Bride’
EURYOPS chrysanthemoides and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
Gaura ‘The Bride’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia and Allium giganteum
Gaura ‘The Bride’, Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’, Salvia and Phlomis russeliana
HAKONECHLOA macra 'All Gold' and SALVIA
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia and Allium giganteum
Lavandula angustifolia, Salvia, Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Perouskia ‘Blue Spire’ and Phlomis russeliana
Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’, Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Verbena, Phlomis russeliana and Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’
Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’, Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’, Verbena, Phlomis russeliana and Agastache ‘Red Fortune’
PENSTEMON 'Hewell's Pink Bedder' and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna' and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
SALVIA 'Royal Bumble' and SALVIA x jamensis 'Hot Lips'
SALVIA 'Royal Bumble' and SISYRINCHIUM striatum
SALVIA 'Royal Bumble' and ZANTEDESCHIA aethiopica
Salvia, Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ and Ballota pseudodictamnus
Verbena, Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ and Phlomis russeliana

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