A hybrid thought to be S. scabra x S chamelaeagnea that occurred in the Salvia collection at the Auckland Botanic Gardens many years ago. Flowers blue from mid summer to frosts. The aromatic foliage is small and rough to the touch. Hardy with us. Drought tolerant. 60cm x 60cm
Salvia aurita is a perennial herbaceous shrub native to the Cape provinces of South Africa. Forms a small shrub 1.2 m if you are lucky 80cm with me. Numerous blue/white/ lilac flowers. Sun but likes a soil that does not dry out. In the wild it grows along the banks of streams.
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!
syn. oresbia. A Mexican salvia discovered around 1990. Said to grow to 1.5 m high but I have never had it get beyond 80cm and as wide. Likes full sun or partial shade. Hardy but is cut back by frosts resprouting in spring.Starts to flower January. It is a little brittle, so...
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.
Low shrub to 50cm, branching at it's base. Said to be frost hardy but with us it does get cut back by the frost and comes back into growth in the spring. (My daughter has this in Dunedin and it is evergreen with her). Clear blue flowers in terminal racemes, summer to autumn
Common name is the 'anise-scented sage, having grown it for many years I'm still waiting to smell the anise(!) Rich indigo-blue flowers held above the foliage for months. Perhaps this is why this specie and it's many hybrids are so popular with gardeners. A strong grower....
An upright growing salvia to 1.5cm. Flowers blue with green calyces late summer and autumn until the frosts. Long lived, Hardy. Well drained soils in full sun.
The newest of our own hybrids named after my grand-daughter. From the line of S.'Silas Dyson' which is red but this is a clear clean bright pink. A small bush 40-50 cm, best in full sun with good drainage
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 as Boutin but the resulting seedling does not correspond with what is called by that name overseas. We actually think it is nicer(?) We are...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Mexican Bush Sage. Salvia leucantha has white tubular flowers that extend from fuzzy violet calyces. A tender plant in cold area but survives well in a large urn with protection. A great cut flower. Due to demand SOLD OUT until new year 2018
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...
Collected by Sally Walker in Texas. Full sun, well drained soils. Bright red flowers and foliage smaller than the newer hybrids. Said to grow to 1m but has never attained this with me. With me to around 30cm.
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.
One of our own seedlings with two tone pink coloured flowers. Grows to 50-70cm. Full sun and good drainage. Rabbit proof.
.75 x 1m. Originally collected in Mexico. Beautiful pink flowers. Foliage is much larger than we normally see in microphylla hybrids. FEW only
A bushy compact hybrid with red flowers. Flowers summer and right through the autumn. Full sun to partial shade.
Raised by the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, Salvia Amethyst makes strong vertical spikes of rich amethyst pink flowers from spring into mid summer when we cut it to the ground to encourage a repeat flowering in Autumn.
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 very hardy salvia that has lanceolate foliage with long petiole that can make the leag very long up to 60cm. The tall flower stem rises also to approximately 60cm with racemes that are nodding (hence the term 'nutans') The flowers are blue. Flowering summer/autumn