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Salvia patens - 'Cambridge Blue' (Gentian Sage)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Salvia patens Description

This Salvia is often grown as an annual, due to its tenderness. It produces a profusion of light blue blossom on spikes throughout late summer month. This Salvia has an upright open habit. 70cm tall x 30cm

Salvia patens - Cultivation Notes

This tender Salvia requires a sheltered location in full sun, and may not survive a cold winter. Salvias require a well drained soil , flourishing on chalky or sandy soils. 45cm tall x 30cm.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salvia patens:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant

Weaknesses of Salvia patens

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Salvia patens:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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