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SALVIA x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'
Commonly known as Sage
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Evergreen - ovate to elliptic, toothed, mid-green leaves 2-3.5cm (¾-1½in) long
Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - rich purple
Height - 75cm (30in)
Spread - 50cm (20in)
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy shrub
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
Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects. Remove faded spikes to prolong flowering.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails
Place of origin - garden origin. Germany
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower Shape - Racemes - - loose, terminal racemes
Tubular - small, open flowers
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
Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - typical blackcurrant-like aroma
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!