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.
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.
This is a new introduction from seed last year. Appears to come true from seed. The parent plant was the beautiful S. 'Silkes Dream' but its pollinator shows to be in the microphylla section of salvias. Penny's Smile' is reputed to grow to just over a metre tall in height and...
A hardy Chinese salvia. Yellow flowers with a maroon lower lip. Grows to approx 60cm with flower stem as high above the foliage. Sun. Prefers soil that does not dry out. PB2 This salvia is frequently referred to as S. bulleyana which is wrong, bulleyana is a purple colour.
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
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
Pale gray-blue flowers on 1.2-1.8m stems. A vigorous grower in full sun to semi shade. As with all salvia do not tidy the plant in the autumn but leave until growth begins in the spring.
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...
Makes a compact bush of narrow grey-green leaves to approx 60-70cm. White flowers held upright well above the foliage. Salvia lavandulifolia normally has purple-blue flowers but our seed source of our original species produced 2 plants that were white. We have called it after...
Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' is a compact grower. Slightly tender for us but we have had it growing here for the last twenty odd years! Plant 'Santa Barbara' in full sun and well drained soils. As with other perennial salvia, it tends to grow best where the soil is...
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
‘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.
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.
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...
Idential in all ways to Salvia patens Guanjuato but with lilac flowers rather than blue.
Salvia pratensis 'Twilight Serenade' has green wrinkly leaves, with deep purple- blue flowers that emerge on tall 50cm stems. It makes an excellent cut flower. Grow 'Twilight Serenade' in a sheltered, sunny spot in moist soil. Great for a mass planting PB2