syn S. aurea. A shrubby salvia growing to approx 1m with grey-green foliage. The flowers start off yellow but fast turn to a rusty-brown. Because I am in a colder area I have to grow it in a large pot and protect it over the colder months. It appears to be hardy Dunedin...
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.
Canary Island Sage. 150 x 150 if well grown. Hardy to -10. Full sun, resistant to drought. Needs excellent drainage. This perennial salvia has leathery foliage with downy indimentum. The stems are covered with down which gives the salvia a silvery appearance. The flowers are...
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...
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.
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
'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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 approx 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.
.75 x 1m. Originally collected in Mexico. Beautiful pink flowers. Foliage is much larger than we normally see in microphylla hybrids. FEW only
Named after the holder of a National Collection of Salvia in the UK. This is a low growing shrub with fragrant pale green foliage and soft lilac-purple flowers.
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.
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. Tolerates drought.
O firt saw this salvia in the RHS Wisley garden back in 2002 and it has taken all these years to get the plant myself. (Gardeners have to be patience!) Full sun and good drainage. Clump forminh 50x50cm. Summer flowering with flowerspikes of purple-blue. Rabbit resistant .
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. FEW
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