SALVIA 'Amante'

Commonly known as Sage

Pink flowers from purple calyces
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Toothed, glossy leaves, 5-13cm (2-5in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pink, red
  • Height
    1.2 (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright perennial or subshrub with dark stems. Produces closely spaced whorls of 2-4 flowers
  • 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 'Amante'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. A companion to 'Amistad'. To prolong flowering remove flower spikes as they fade
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Argentina
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1.2 (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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