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

Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'

Balkan clary

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
3 × 9cm pots £23.97 £21.00
£23.97 £21.00

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

    Slender spires of lilac-purple flowers appear from July to September above clumps of aromatic, mid-green leaves. This salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour and vertical interest at the front of a well-drained herbaceous border or gravel garden and looks equally at home in a cottage garden or Mediterranean scheme. It will cope with some shade, but is happiest in full sun. The flowers are a magnet for butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as 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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