Many salvia especially the Mexican varieties have been temporary removed from the website until they are again in full growth. Recent frost have been hard on them but most are in recovery mode. They will be back asp
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
Known as being a good ground cover. Masses of small blue/purple flowers held over the loose fragrant green foliage. Blooming late spring it will bloom again come autumn.. A good bees plant. Front of border and we find it best to have some shade in the afternoon. 30-40cm
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 sturdy robust salvia from South America. Grows 1.5-2m Late flowering. Striking blue flowers in autumn. Attractive foliage. Frost will frequently nip the flowers in cooler climes as with us here, but every few years we get a great floweringif the frost are late. Even...
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.
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 SOLD OUT
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....
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...
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...
‘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.
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.
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.
Idential in all ways to Salvia patens Guanjuato but with lilac flowers rather than blue.
60cm A beautiful soft seashell coral shade flowering for months but reaching a peak in the autumn. Good drainage and sun. Very hardy.
One of our own breeding and named after one of the four rivers that pass through Southland into Foveaux Strait. Grows approx 70cm x 70cm with flowers that appear pale lemon but actually if you have a RHS Colour chart the flower colour keys to Orange Group 27 with hints of...
A more golden flower than "Marshwood Lemon'. 50 x 60cm. Full sun to light shade in well drained soil. As for all x jamensis hybrids good for planting in pots.