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. Incorrectly named.
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Salvia - Apple Blossom

Common name: Salvia - Apple blossom

Description: A fast growing exotic perennial with pointed toothed pale green leaves. Long tubed coral flowers all season.
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Salvia - Black and Blue

Common name: Anise scented sage

Description: A creeping exotic perennial with vibrant blue flowers with a black calyx all season. Cut back in winter.
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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 - Kew Red

Common name: Black currant sage

Description: Upright exotic perennial with aromatic elliptical scalloped leaves. Lipped cerise pink flowers all season.
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Salvia - Mystic spires

Common name: Sage - Mystic spires blue

Description: A compact bushy exotic perennial with emerald green leaves and spikes of purple flowers all season. Cut flower. Plant en masse.
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Salvia - Phyllis Fancy

Common name: Phyllis fancy sage

Description: Well branched and floriferous shrub with crinkled aromatic leaves and fuzzy white flowers with blue bracts. Cut back hard in early spring. Birds butterflies and bees.
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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 canariensis - alba

Common name: White Canary Island sage

Description: New rounded robust shrub with woolly arrow shaped leaves and WHITE flowers. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.
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Salvia eizi-matudae

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Description: NEW very RARE exotic perennial with oval furry scalloped dull green foliage. Sprays of cerise flowers from sum - win. Attracts bees and butterflies.
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Salvia gesneriiflora

Common name: Mexican salvia

Description: Multistemmed exotic subshrub. Aromatic heart shaped leaves. Tubular orange red flowers from winter - spring. Birds
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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 - Bethelli

Common name: Rose leafed sage

Description: Sparsely branched exotic perennial. Tapering notched red veined leaves. Dark red flowers from summer - autumn
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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 Javier

Common name: Salvia - Javier

Description: A stunning perennial with black calyx and purple blue flowers. Attracts bees. I Love It.
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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 blue flowers.
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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-stemmedclump 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 miniata

Common name: Belize sage

Description: A rare gorgeous exotic perennial with shiny smooth bright green leaves. Bright red flowers. Moist.
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Salvia orthostachys

Common name: Straight spike sage

Description: A new upright exotic perennial with interesting shaped leaves. Spikes of red flowers from sum - aut.
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Salvia splendens - Van Houttei

Common name: Sage - van Houttei

Description: A deceptively delicate looking exotic perennial with pointed toothed pale yellow-green leaves. It has long tubular bright red flowers all season. Lovely in a mixed border. Cut flower.
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Salvia staminea

Common name: Iranian sage

Description: New well shaped exotic shrub with dark green leaves. Dark bracts with white flowers in summer. Waterwise.
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Salvia x microphylla - Cerro potosi

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Description: Shrubby upright perennial with W fragrant oval shaped medium green leaves and tubular electric pink flowers. Attracts bees.
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Salvia x microphylla - Hotlips

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