Species: Salvias

Salvias

Few groups of plants add as much to a garden as salvias. They are as diverse in fragrance as they are in bloom, habit and colour. Plants of beauty and bearing, salvias are especially popular with those who garden for pleasure, mainly because they are reliable plants which are easy to grow.

The genus Salvia has the truest blues and brightest reds of any group of plants, and some species also have strikingly large flowers.
Salvias are effective in a sunny border. Salvias provide brilliant colour for bedding, infilling or containers.  They are a source of nectar and pollen for birds, butterflies and bees and will attract them to the garden.

They can be propagated with seeds and or cuttings.  Some perennials can be divided in spring.
Grow salvias in light, moderately fertile, humus rich moist but well-drained soil in full sun to light, dappled shade.

They are reasonable immune from attacks from bad insects although snails may sometimes be a problem.

Salvia - African Sky

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Description: A twiggy shrublet with small leathery grey green leaves and spikes of blue flowers.
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Salvia - Burning embers

Description: A woody based exotic perennial with rusty stems and tall spikes of fragrant orangey coral flowers all season. Cut back after flowering. Attracts bees, butterflies and moths.

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Salvia - Costa Rica Blue

Common name: Sage - Costa Rica blue

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with rich blue violet flowers all season. Prune hard twice a season. Lovely as a filler in a new garden.
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Salvia - Flame

Common name: Salvia Flame

Description: A much branched perennial with red lipped flowers, and aromatic leaves which turn red in autumn. Attracts bees.
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Salvia - Royal distinction

Common name: Woodland sage

Description: Compact exotic perennial with crinkled dull green leaves. Tall spikes of rose red flowers from spring - summer.
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Salvia canariensis

Common name: Canary Island sage

Description: A rounded robust shrub with woolly leaves and purple flowers which is difficult to propogate. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.
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Salvia guarantica - Amistad

Common name: Sage - Amistad

Description: A NEW floriferous shrub with pointed toothed pale green leaves and long tubed purple flowers. Attracts birds and butterflies.
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Salvia guarantica - Argentina skies

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Description: A stoleniferous exotic shrub with pale blue flowers with a green calyx all season. Cut right back in winter. Small pale blue flowers all season
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Salvia involucrata - Joan

Common name: Salvia Joan

Description: Woody based exotic perennial with aromatic pale green leaves. Floriferous with cerise flowers.
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Salvia involucrata - Mulberry jam

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Description: A woody based exotic perennial with aromatic dark green leaves. Floriferous with sprays of cerise flowers all season. Attracts bees, butterflies and moths
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Salvia karwinskii

Common name: Karwinskis sage

Description: An upright shrub with rough leaves and spikes of two lipped scarlett flowers. Prune regularly.
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Salvia leucantha - Midnight

Common name: Mexican bush sage - Midnight

Description: A clump forming exotic perennial with soft green lanceolate leaves and lovely purple flowers from spring to autumn.
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Salvia macrophylla

Common name: Purple leafed salvia

Description: An upright perennial with large furry purple backed leaves and clusters of airy brilliant blue flowers. Gorgeous.
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Salvia macrophylla - Peru blue

Common name: Sage - Peru blue

Description: A trailing exotic perennial with woolly heart shaped leaves. Spikes of gorgeous true blue flowers with a lime calyx.
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Salvia mexicana - Limelight

Common name: Limelight salvia

Description: A multi-stemmed clump forming exotic perennial with blue green leaves and showy purple flowers with lime green bracts. Attracts birds, b/flies and bees.
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Salvia microphylla - San Carlos festival

Common name: San Carlos Festival sage

Description: A tough well shaped Mexican shrublet with aromatic foliage and cerise flowers all season. Attracts birds butterflies and moths. Waterwise.
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Salvia miniata

Common name: Belize sage

Description: A rare well shaped gorgeous exotic perennial with glossy smooth bright green leaves. Luminous reddish orange flowers. Moist. Attracts birds and butterflies. Flowering non-stop in the shade
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Salvia oxyphora

Common name: Bolivian hummingbird sage

Description: Rare perennial with large spade shaped textured veined leaves. Spikes of furry coral red from summer to autumn. Often difficult to grow.
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Salvia purpurea

Common name: Mexican purple sage

Description: A large bushy exotic shrub with cascading branching and quilted leaves. Fat panicles of gorgeous purple flowers from autumn to winter. Cut back hard in spring or leave and you have a wispy shrub!
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Salvia radula

Common name: Scrappy african sage

Description: Stunning upright indigenous perennial with furry and aromatic grey leaves. Panicles of white flowers all season.
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Salvia x microphylla - Hotlips

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Description: A much branched perennial with red and white lipped flowers, aromatic leaves which turn red in autumn. Attracts bees. Strong grower.
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