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.
S.darcyii x S. microphylla. Deep coral-red flowers that are larger than microphylla on 60cm stems. The foliage does not have the 'stickness' of its S. darcyii parentage. Hardy. Easy to grow. 60-90cm
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.
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 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.
Makes a thicket of slender stems to 1.2-1.5m Brilliant red velvety flowers whose colour in intensifies as the summer progress's reaching its peak in the autumn until the frost. Do not prune back until growth resumes in the spring. 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....
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.
‘Cyclamen’ as its name implies has masses of cyclamen pink flowers. It is a small shrub reaching 80-100cm tall and sa wide. It is tolerant of moderate frosts, full sun and dry.
.75 x 1m. Originally collected in Mexico. Beautiful pink flowers. Foliage is much larger than we normally see in microphylla hybrids. FEW only
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.
A lower growing form of sage which makes it excellent for front of border display. Fragrant foliage and edible flowers make it good for culinary use. Full sun.
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.
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.
Salvia pratensis Sky Dance is new to us this season. It has soft blue flowers in dense head flowering from late November and will repeat flower if deadheaded. Full sun and well drained siols. 50x40cm
From South Africa. Hardy. 60cm high with a creeping root-stock which is the reason for it'd botanical name of repens. The leaf margins are lacerate (appear torn) The flowers pale lilac with a white bottom lip. Large plants 2-3lt pots.
Spikes of purple calyces produce a very long succession of light bright blue catmint-like flowers sticking out all up and down the spikes. Attractive heart shaped leaves that are deeply textured, makes a nice mound to set off the flowers. Very much like 'Purple Rain', just...
Purple rain forms a bushy mound of fuzzy olive-green leaves. Spikes of rich violet-purple flowers in early summer and continue for weeks. The flowers of Purple Rain are darker than the species S. verticillata. Easy to grow, full sun.
A hardy herbaceous perennial that likes full sun and and able to withstand the dry. Its flowers are small on stems reaching 30-40cm tall and are a dusky-pink in colour. Summer flowering. The more you see this salvia the more it grows on you in beauty.