• Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Salvia 'Royal Bumble'

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RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
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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 light (with a little shade during the hottest part of the day)
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    Vibrant red flowers clothe the purple-flushed stems of 'Royal Bumble' from early summer, putting on an eye-catching display in the border. Tolerant of coastal conditions and lightly dappled shade, with aromatic, glossy, deep-green leaves, this bushy salvia will keep your bees busy to the first frosts.

  • 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. Protect from excessive cold and waterlogged soils.
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