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  • salvia
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Salvia pratensis 'Indigo'

salvia

RHS award of garden merit £8.99 £6.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
Quantity

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Flower colour: indigo-blue
  • Other features: attractive to bees
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Indigo-blue flowers open throughout summer from the base of upright, terminal flowerspikes, which rise above the clump of wrinkled, mid-green leaves. If cut back after flowering, it may produce a second flush later in the year.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering, cut out spent flower spikes as soon as they start to fade, leaving foliage to mature into rich autumn tones. Alternatively, cut back the whole plant after early flowering in late May/June to enjoy a second flush of blooms in July and August. 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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