SALVIA verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Commonly known as Whorled clary

(syn. S. leucantha 'Purple Rain') - spikes of small purple flowers whorled on reddish stems
  • Deciduous
    Opposite, ovate or elliptic to oblong, softly glandular-hairy, mid-green leaves to 13cm (5in) long, pinnatifid with a larger terminal lobe
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height
    80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Erect herbaceous perennial. Produces branched racemes of flowers to 1cm (½in) long in whorls of 20-40 blooms
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

SALVIA verticillata 'Purple Rain'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. To prolong flowering remove flower spikes as they fade
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on young growth
    Place of origin
    Europe to western Asia. Garden origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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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80cm (32in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  40cm (16in)
 

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