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Commonly known as Andean silver-leaf sage
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Evergreen - oblong-ovate entire leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
Height - to 1m (3ft) if supported
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - produces flowers to 2.5cm (1in) long in long, terminal racemes
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 - protect from winter wet
Partial shade - light, dappled shade
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, snails. Under glass - aphids, red spider mites, whiteflies, root rot
Place of origin - Peru
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist 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!
to 1m (3ft) if supported