New this season, developed by us and named after local NZ places. 60 x 60. Hardy. Dark green foliage on an erect growing small shrub. Flowers continually late spring until the frosts. Hardy.
This is something different that hybridized in our own garden. Thought to be a cross between Salvia 'Sari Czelek') and poss. S. nubiola Growing with flower stems to 1m. The flowers are actually a maroon over a soft lemon giving the appearance of being brown. PB2
A form of Salvia pratensis found growing on the roadside near Verona in Italy. Rich purple-blue flowers on 1m stems. Originally grown from seed but in our garden Verona fails to set seed so I have to propagate by cutting hence few each year.
Known as being a good ground cover. Masses of small blue/purple flowers held over the loose fragrant green foliage. Blooming late spring it will bloom again come autumn.. A good bees plant. Front of border and we find it best to have some shade in the afternoon. 30-40cm
75cm-1.5m From southeastern USA. This salvia is not as well-known for the perennial border as it should be. Plants form a low mound of green leaves, sending up tall lax stems in late summer that are topped with spikes of bright azure-blue flowers.
A shrub with aromatic and slightly sticky leathery leaves that grows to a height of 1 m. Light blue flowers are borne in summer. Native to the southwestern Cape of Africa. Said to grow to 1.5m high and as wide but with me has never reached 1m in either direction!
A sturdy robust salvia from South America. Grows 1.5-2m Late flowering. Striking blue flowers in autumn. Attractive foliage. Frost will frequently nip the flowers in cooler climes as with us here, but every few years we get a great floweringif the frost are late. Even...
A beautiful handsome herbaceous salvia from China. Grows 60 x 60cm in semi shade to full sun with a cool soil over summer and well drained over winter. The handsome foliage has a dark maroon mid-rib and edging. The strong hairy stems develope soft yellow flowers in whorls of...
Pineapple sage, Honey Melon Sage. Autumn flowering with long narrow crimson flowers. The foliage is aromatic and slightly sticky. Tall elegant plant to 2m. Needs winter protection in frost areas. NO further sales until plants recover from frost damage in spring.
A hardy chinese salvia. Yellow flowers with a maroon lower lip. Grows to approx 60cm with flower stem as high above the foliage. Sun. Perfers soil that does not dry out. PB2 This salvia is frequently referred to as S. bulleyana which is wrong, bulleyana is a purple colour....
100-150cm. Aromatic foliage and masses of large red tubular velvety flowers over a long season, reaching it's peak and full glory in the late autumn. It is interesting to note that this species is only called Red Dragon in NZ
'Jupiter's Distaff'. Erect stems to1.5m with bright green hairy foliage that is well worth a site in the garden even without its flowers. The flowers are pale-yellow with maroon speckles. Great in shade or full sun. PB2 SOLD OUT
A sport from Salvia g.'Black and Blue' with variegated leaves of pale and dark green and the usual blue flowers. This is a most beautiful salvia for the garden. PB2
A natural hybrid from Salvia hians recieved many years ago from Alaska which has white flowers and a purple lip. (Salvia hians has purple flowers with a white lip) The plants available are seedlings from this and can produce variation. Few seed is produced. The foliage is...
Rose Leaf Sage. Late summer flowering. Upright to 1.5m. Long clusters of rosy-pink flowers. The leaves are smooth and tinged red, as are the stems. Very attractive. This is always the first of the involucratas we have to come to flower. PB2
1-2m. Large and rounded, dusky magenta buds cluster at stem tips and open into brilliant pink, fuzzy tubular flowers toned down by deep purple calyxes. Handsome, dark green nearly heart-shaped leaves are arranged in pairs and complement red petioles on strong straight stalks....
Salvia involucrata 'Mulberry Jam' has crimson pink flowers and leaves that are ovate with purplish backs and deep green tops. The plant is tolerant of moderate frosts, grows well in full sun to a partly shaded position and responds well to summer watering. This is a much...
1-1.25m soft pink flowers from late summer until the frosts.This plant was received from Mike Worth in California about 30 years ago but the resulting seedling does not correspond with what is called by that name overseas. We actually think it is nicer(?)
This is a medium growing shrub reaching up to 1- 1.5 meter high by a similar width. It has velvety lime green, heart shaped leaves that may be up to 10 cm long. The late flowers are held on top of a floral spike. Flowering from early autumn until frost. This salvia is well...
A seedling ex Kew Red from the UK. Kew Red is syn with S. microphylla neurepia. This seedling appear to have crossed again giving a plant that grows to appron 60c. high and a spread of 80cm. A distinctive white flare is on the bottom lip. Hardy
One of our own seedlings with two tone pink coloured flowers. Grows to 50-70cm. Full sun and good drainage. Rabbit proof. SOLD OUT
Brilliant glowing magenta pink flowers on a bushy plant to 60cm. Leafier than some types. For a well drained soil in full sun and a sheltered position.
Named after the holder of a National Collection of Salvia in the UK. This is a low growing shrub with fragrant pale green foliage and soft lilac-purple flowers.
This salvia starts to flower in the autumn and produces whorls of yellow-gold hooded flowers. The foliage is pale green. Grows to about 35cm high and prefers a shaded moist well drained soil.
Summer flowering. Erect growing to 1m with large fresh green foliage Pale yellow flowers with maroon markings on the upper lip in whorls 2-6. Similar to Salvia glutinosa.