Salvia - Amethyst Lips

Salvia gregii


This hardy bushy salvia is grown for its aromatic foliage and stunning white flowers bordered by purple lips. These are loved by bees who bite a tiny hole underneath to access the nectar. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
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Description

  • Garden ornamental
  • Loved by bees
  • Aromatic
  • Edible flowers

This lovely salvia with its aromatic leaves is one of many types grown for their stunning flowers. It develops into a reasonable sized summer shrub, decorated with a mass of white flowers adorned with purple lips.

Plant care

  • Height: 60-100cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White/purple
  • Flowering period: June - September

This stunning perennial grows into a sizeable bush over the course of three or four years. It loves the sun but is happy in most soils and grows well in containers. In mild winters the leaves often stay on the stems, but often most of them fall off - either way it is best cut back hard in late February or March, the new growth will all grow from the lower stems and keep it more compact and bushy.

Usage

Usage
The flowers are edible and can be added to drinks and salads, the leaves tend to be a bit bitter. These salvias are often grown for their foliage alone.

 

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