A lovely red flowered form of Salvia x microphylla from seed sent to me by Salvia expert Robin Middleton in the UK who sadly passed away at the beginning of this year. It is a strong grower said to reach 1m but so far with me no more than 50-60 cm
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!
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.
Common name..Indigo woodland sage. The large, hairy, mid-green leaves form a flat rosette and from these tall stems of purple-blue flowers with white markings on their lips emerge. Summer autumn flowering. Does well in a light shaded spot
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
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.
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....
S. involucrata Hadspen has deep pink-red flowers which are slightly larger than Bethellii. 1.5m Full sun.
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
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.
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.
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
(syn Rosmarinis officinalis Collingwood Ingram)This variety has very narrow deep green foliage that contrasts with the deep blue flowers the deepest blue I know for rosemary It makes a bushy upright plant when pruned regularly. In frosty areas best sited somewhere the...
Vigorous upright form. One of the best to grow as a hedge. Upright growth of silvery green leaves give off a powerful scent especially when planted in full sun where this Mediterranean plant is happiest. Purple/blue flowers stud the stems in May and sporadically through...
Sorry no photo. This is a beautiful salvia from Somalia in East Africa. It had highly aromatic foliage that grows into a large bush up to 2m but most gardeners would keep it trimmed to 1m. It can be slow to flower (as I have found) but when it does the lime green foliage setd...