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.
This is something different that hybridized in our own garden. Thought to be a cross between Salvia 'Sari Czelek') and poss. S. nubiola Growing with flower stems to 1m. The flowers are actually a maroon over a soft lemon giving the appearance of being brown. PB2
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.
100-150cm. Aromatic foliage and masses of large red tubular velvety flowers over a long season, reaching it's peak and full glory in the late autumn. It is interesting to note that this species is only called Red Dragon in NZ
'Jupiter's Distaff'. Erect stems to1.5m with bright green hairy foliage that is well worth a site in the garden even without its flowers. The flowers are pale-yellow with maroon speckles. Great in shade or full sun. PB2 Few.
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
A hybrid of S. farinacea x S. longispicata. Up to 1.5m tall. Fantastic garden plant. Flowers all summer long from December until the autumn. Few available only
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....
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.
.75 x 1m. From seed ex Ireland that appears to have come true to form and colour. Originally collected in Mexico. Beautiful pink flowers. Foliage is much larger than we normally see in microphylla hybrids. FEW only
An erect clump forming perennial noted for its dark purple stems and blue-violet flowers. Forms a foliage mound to 30cm and from late spring terminal spikes of flowers to 60cm. Average soils, dry-medium ,well drained. Toerate drought.
Flowers over the summer for a long period. Rich violet -blue flowers on racemes a little lower than other Salvia nemorosa varieties.