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Commonly known as Sage
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Toothed, glossy leaves, 5-13cm (2-5in) long
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Pink, red
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightUpright perennial or subshrub with dark stems. Produces closely spaced whorls of 2-4 flowers
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Partial shadeLight, dappled shade
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insects. A companion to 'Amistad'. To prolong flowering remove flower spikes as they fadePests & DiseasesSlugs, snailsPlace of originGarden origin. Argentina
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile. Humus-rich