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SALVIA 'Amethyst Lips'

Commonly known as Sage

Small purple flowers, white at the base.
  • Deciduous
    Ovate to elliptic, toothed, mid-green leaves 2-3.5cm (¾-1½in) long
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Bicolor
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    75cm (30in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy, twiggy perennial. In sheltered positions can flower into autumn
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    In free-draining soil
  • Full sun

SALVIA 'Amethyst Lips'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Deadhead and trim back lightly during the season to encourage more flowers
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails
    Place of origin
    Mexico. Garden origin. UK. Norfolk
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal racemes
    Tubular
    Open flowers 1-2.5cm (½-1in) long in opposite pairs
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a mixed or herbaceous border
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Typical blackcurrant-like aroma
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)
 

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