(syn. albiflora)This white flowered form of the common sage is rarely seen. It is easliy grown with its lovely pure white flowers. The foliage is slightly paler in colour. It is also slightly lower in growth than S. officinalis..
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.
Idential in all ways to Salvia patens Guanjuato but with lilac flowers rather than blue.
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
Native to Brazil and Argentina. Treat as an annual. Grows to approx 90cm with bright red-orange flowers over the summer. Grow in groups or fill a large pot with it for a fantastic display. Save your seed or allow it to self seed
Spikes of purple calyces produce a very long succession of light bright blue catmint-like flowers sticking out all up and down the spikes. Attractive heart shaped leaves that are deeply textured, makes a nice mound to set off the flowers. Very much like 'Purple Rain', just...
Purple rain forms a bushy mound of fuzzy olive-green leaves. Spikes of rich violet-purple flowers in early summer and continue for weeks. The flowers of Purple Rain are darker than the species S. verticillata. Easy to grow, full sun.
A hardy herbaceous perennial that likes full sun and and able to withstand the dry. Its flowers are small on stems reaching 30-40cm tall and are a dusky-pink in colour. Summer flowering. The more you see this salvia the more it grows on you in beauty.
.A seedling from Fuego. Fuego should have a fiery orange colourflower but this seedling flowered in a soft lilac. This plant was taken to the UK were its name (Robin) was altered unbeknown to us to Javier. It was also sent to Wisley where it has been awarded AGM.
Makes a low shrubby mound 40 -60cm with aromatic shining green foliage. Flowers a nice lemon over a long period. If plants become woody give a severe haircut in the early spring AFTER growth is well under way. PB2
'Royal Bumble' is a bushy plant to 75cm high, evergreen, aromatic, glossy, deep-green leaves. Large, rich glowing orange-red flowers.Flowers from late spring to autumn.
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...
One of my own selections. Deep raspberry red flowers and dark coloured buds which enhance the flower colour. Grows into a small rounded bush approximately 50 x 80cm. Full sun and well drained soil. Rabbit resistant and loved by bees. Named after the small village on the...
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.
A nice red flower which at times appears to have a two-tone colour to the bottom lip. Compact grower. Easy care. Do NOT cut back in the autumn, leave it until the new growth is well under way in the spring. 25-30cm Sun well drained soils.
Full sun. Forms a neat short bushy plant smothered with blue lipped flowers opening from purple bracts. For front-middle of borders. Good for massing.
Mainacht=Maynight. The perennial sages are invaluable for their rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. This selection is medium in size, with flowers of deep indigo violet-blue. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting....