Full sun. Makes a low shrub to 50cm with attractive variegated yellow-green foliage. A fantastic combination when grown with any yellow rose. Foliage can be used for flavouring. Ocasionally has flowers but I remove these and keep the foliage as the plants highlight.
Dark purple leaves and beautiful blue flowers. This is traditionally a culinary and cosmetic variety of sage. In our garden this has proved one of the best-loved plants for massing. This is also an ideal plant if you have a 'hole' in your plantings and can't think what to put...
This hybrid appeared in our garden around 20 years ago. Similar in all ways to S. recognita but the flower stems are only to 75cm and the colour is a more intense pink-rose. In whorls of 6-10. The foliage is sage-green and intermediate between its parents. A very long...
Mexico. Large flowers of Cambridge-blue, in all other ways identical to S. patens.
80cm. This Salvia paten var. has pale pink flowers from Dec-March. It overwinters okay in free draining soils (and not so free draining as with myself) or it can be lifted in the autumn and cared for as you would Dahlia.
Idential in all ways to Salvia patens Guanjuato but with lilac flowers rather than blue.
An erect perennial or biennial with hairy mid-green leaves. The spikes of large white flowers with pink bracts from spring to summer. Hardy. Tolerant of any reasonable soil in full sun. Height 1m x 45cm.
45cm. Full sun well drained soil. This is one of our own hybrids which we are naming after NZ towns. We consider these as good and any others we see about in NZ and overseas. The colour is red-black. Flowering all summer and until frosts. As with all Salvia x jamensis do not...
50-75cm. The most brillant red of all the salvia. Plant in full sun with good drainage, give a trim over to shape in the spring when growth has commenced and not before! Hardy
A small compact hardy shrub (60-70cm) that has pastel pink flowers from late spring to the Autumn.
Makes a low shrubby mound 40 -60cm with aromatic shining green foliage. Flowers a nice lemon over a long period. If plants become woody give a severe haircut in the early spring AFTER growth is well under way. SOLD OUT more in spring 2017
'Royal Bumble' is a bushy plant to 75cm high, evergreen, aromatic, glossy, deep-green leaves. Large, rich glowing orange-red flowers.Flowers from late spring to autumn.
All the Salvia x jamensis vars are very hardy with us. They should be used much more than they are. For those who have a problem with rabbits in the garden the S. x jamensis are rabbit resistant. Our own breeding. A low shrub to 50cm. During summer and autumn a mass of...
60cm A beautiful soft seashell coral shade flowering for months but reaching a peak in the autumn. Good drainage and sun. Very hardy.
One of our own hybrids named after the mighty Waiau River in Western Southland A lovely soft pink. Grows to 50 x 50cm with us. Best in full sun.
One of our own breeding and named after one of the four rivers that pass through Southland into Foveaux Strait. Grows approx 70cm x 70cm with flowers that appear pale lemon but actually if you have a RHS Colour chart the flower colour keys to Orange Group 27 with hints of...