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SALVIA 'Amante'

Commonly known as Sage

Pink flowers from purple calyces

Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£12.50 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • 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
  • 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 - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • 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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