Salvia

Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose'

Salvia - Salvia × sylvestris  'Viola Klose'

Common Name: Salvia
Genus: Salvia
Species: sylvestris
Cultivar: 'Viola Klose'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

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

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

Spires of intense dark violet hooded flowers appear from July to September above clumps of mid-green leaves. This compact form of Salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well-drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. Coping well in sun or light dappled shade the dark violet blooms are a magnet for 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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