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Salvia candelabrum (Salvia)

Salvia candelabrum (Salvia)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer late), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Salvia candelabrum - Cultivation Notes

This variegated hardy Salvia requires a sheltered warm location in full sun. This is a culinary sage so well suited to planting as part of a herb garden. Tolerating hot dry conditions and flourishing on most decent free draining garden soils, including chalky or sandy soils. Trim to shape in autumn in necessary.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salvia candelabrum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Salvia candelabrum:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Silvia, Selvea, Solvea

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