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  • sage
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Salvia 'Amistad' (PBR)

sage

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £5.99
9cm pot £5.99
3 × 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun to lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    A stunning new cultivar, which if deadheaded regularly, will flower from late spring to mid-autumn. The larger than average flowers are a sublime shade of purple, and they are made all the more dramatic by their near-black calyces and supporting stems. Bees love it.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.
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