Salvia

Salvia × sylvestris 'Dear Anja'

Salvia - Salvia × sylvestris 'Dear Anja'

Common Name: Salvia
Genus: Salvia
Species: ◊ sylvestris
Cultivar: 'Dear Anja'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


This hardy perennial forms a neat clump of mid-green scented foliage with beautiful slender upright flower spikes in complimentary shades of blue and purple. Blooms all summer and into autumn.

  • 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 spring.


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