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SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
Commonly known as Sage
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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.
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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
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 - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!