Sage

Salvia × sylvestris 'Rose Queen'

Sage - Salvia × sylvestris  'Rose Queen'

Common Name: Sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: sylvestris
Cultivar: 'Rose Queen'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Slender spires of bright rose-pink flowers opening from dark pink buds in early and mid-summer. 'Rose Queen' is perfect for filling gaps left by spring-flowering plants in the middle of a moist, well-drained herbaceous border. Flourishing in sun or light dappled shade the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees.

  • 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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