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Salvia verticillata - 'Purple Rain' (Sage)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Taller Rounded Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Salvia verticillata Description

This hardy perennial produces branching racemes of purple blooms throughout the summer. Green foliage is borne on upright branches. A useful herbaceous plant for a mid border location. 1m tall x 50cm.


Salvia verticillata - Cultivation Notes

This hardy Salvia requires a sheltered location in full sun. Salvias require a well drained soil - flourishing on chalky or sandy soils. Cut back after flowering to encourage second flush of bloom. 80cm tall x 45cm.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Salvia verticillata:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Salvia verticillata

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Salvia verticillata:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
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