SALVIA 'Silke's Dream'

Medium
Sun
Red
Well drained soil
Summer
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 75cm x 40cm

Large, airy spikes of coral red tubular flowers are carried on reddish green stems above tidy, triangular green leaves that smell sweetly of sage. A recent introduction from America after a cross between Salvia darcyi and Salvia macrophylla.

Low maintenance, it can tolerate coastal conditions away from the wind, as well as more sheltered, free draining, inland gardens. In exposed and colder areas, grow it in a container and bring it under cover, frost-free, for the winter. Bees, butterflies and moths love it. To get the best from this plant, grow it in a thin, light, fairly fertile, free draining soil in full sun.

Available for Mail Order from April - August