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  • bog sage
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.75m

Salvia uliginosa 'African Skies'

bog sage

Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £7.99
9cm pot £7.99
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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, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    A tall, sun and moisture-loving perennial with slender branching stems that are clothed in aromatic green leaves, and from midsummer, topped with short spikes of sky blue flowers. A fairly fast-grower, the flowers attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects, so it's ideal a wildlife-friendly garden, as well as adding drama and height to the back of a 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 autumn. Protect from excessive cold.
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