SALVIA africana-lutea

Commonly known as Beach salvia, Golden salvia, Sandsalie

(syn. S. aurea) - In mild climates this extraordinary species forms a medium sized perennial shrub. It has large bright yellow clawlike flowers which quickly turn a rusty-brown. One of those plants which makes you stop in your tracks to wonder what it is!
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Rounded, densely white-woolly leaves 1-4cm (½-1½in) long, sometimes minutely scalloped and dotted with glands.
  • Yellow
    Yellow turning rusty brown
  • Height
    1m (39ins)
  • Spread
    1m (39ins)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Erect to spreading, rounded shrub. Flowers have purple-tinted calyces
  • 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
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade

SALVIA africana-lutea

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£17.00 each 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. aurea
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails. Under glass aphids, red spider mites, whiteflies, foot and root rots
    Place of origin
    South Africa (Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long
    Racemes
    Dense, terminal racemes
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
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  • Soil Conditions
    Free draining sandy soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1m (39ins)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39ins)
 

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