SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

Commonly known as Sage

Popular runner up in RHS plant of the year 2015 with purple-pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovate to elliptic, toothed, mid-green leaves 2-3.5cm (¾-1½in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple pink flowers
  • Height
    80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    80cm (32in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Bushy shrubby perennial
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. Remove faded spikes to prolong flowering.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Australia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal racemes
    Tubular
    Open flowers 1-2.5cm (½-1in) long in opposite pairs
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • 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
    Typical blackcurrant-like aroma
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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80cm (32in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  80cm (32in)
 

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