Salvia repens

DWARF SAGE

$9.50

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Description

Salvia repens
DWARF SAGE 

Sprays of pretty pink Sage flowers, fountain out through summer & autumn. Salvia repens DWARF SAGE looks wonderful under roses, and with its aromatic foliage it helps as an insect deterrent. Because it is tough in frost, heat, wind and dry it is a very easy plant to grow and admire. 30cm evergreen rosette of leaves that sit as a neat clump flat on the ground, as a result the flower sprays are very well displayed.

Tough & easy performer

Salvia’s are generally easy to grow, care for and even propagate from. Additionally they bloom with abundance and are indefinitely useful in a huge range of different landscapes. They are fast growing and quick to put on a performance, so there isn’t much waiting around to enjoy your new plants show. Their flowers are a good source of bird-attracting nectar and as a result bees and other pollinators just love them, as well as us humans. Interesting tall but skinny blooms and fragrant foliage also provide a great cut flower.

Growing:

– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.
– Position: Full sun or Partial shade
– Soil: Preferably Well drained. A very adaptive plant, however it will not tolerate waterlogged soils.
– Fragrance: Aromatic foliage
– Frost: Tolerant of light frosts but heavier frosts may cause some damage.
– Growth: Evergreen Perennial
– Attracts: Birds, Bees as well as Butterflies
– Care: Easy care and low maintenance, mainly because it is so hardy. Should be dead-headed after flowers are spent. Additionally cut back to new growth late Winter.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: A resistant plant to these pests as they don’t like the scent, Just like with culinary sage.
– Origin: Native to Central and South America, Eastern Asia, Central Asia as well as the Mediterranean.

 

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