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  • salvia
  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Salvia Mirage Deep Purple ('Balmirdepur') (PBR) (Mirage Series)


Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £5.99
9cm pot £5.99
3 × 9cm pots £17.97 £15.00

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full light (with shade from hot sun)
  • Soil: well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    Forming part of a new range of salvia hybrids, 'Mirage Deep Purple' produces masses of richly coloured flowers all summer long, on compact, well-branched plants. Mix with rich pinks or oranges for an eye catching display, or for a more soothing combination, team it with silver foliage and pastel pinks. It's great in pots - or near the front of a sunny border.

  • 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.