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  • Balkan clary
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'

Balkan clary

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £5.99
9cm pot £5.99
3 × 9cm pots £17.97 £15.00
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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
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Providing colour for several months from midsummer, the slender upright spires of this sage are clothed in purple-pink buds, which open from the base upwards to lilac-purple, hooded flowers. Plant it towards the front of a sunny, well-drained border, or create drifts through a prairie-style garden where the bees and butterflies will flock to the flowers.

  • 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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