Water-wise & tough for a hot, dry garden
This is a rare, but tough Sage originating from arid areas in Turkey. So it naturally adapts to thrive in hot and dry gardens of Australia too.
Though Salvia cadmica WAND SAGE has only come very recently into gardens from the wild, it has quickly become a firm favourite with water conscious gardeners. Elegant soft colouring has also helped push it up the popularity chart.
Soft elegant colour – plus fragrance
Whorls of violet blossoms are cupped by dark bracts. While sage green foliage perfectly sets off such elegantly coloured flower spikes.
Leaves add their own pleasant fruity fragrance, as well as attractive corrugated texture.
So Wand Sage really earns its’ place in the garden with the full kit – flower, foliage and compact size.
Easy care & low maintenance
All this makes Wand Sage ideal for planting along paths where the fragrance and gentle colours can be enjoyed easily; in small gardens for compact size; as a fragrant companion plant for roses;.or anywhere you need a drought tolerant, tough little beauty.
Wand Sage is maintenance free apart from a tidy up after the spring through summer flowering period. It is reliably hardy in even very hard frosts, and tolerant on hot and dry spots.
– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade. Once established it is very tolerant of heat and drought.
– Soil: Well drained, Tolerates dry, sandy, poor soils well.
– Fragrance: Leaves have a fruity scent.
– Frost: Very frost hardy, down to well below -10C..
– Growth: Evergreen perennial.
– Beneficial for wildlife: Bees, birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators busily work the flowers.
– Care: Very easy low care. Cut back spent flower stems if you wish to tidy up.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Generally left alone due to the aromatic and tough texture of the foliage.
– Origin: Thrives in rocky, well-drained soil in Turkey, where it is endemic (meaning Turkey is the only place where it naturally grows in the wild).