Salvia African SkyBack in stock: NOW
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Super-pretty little two-tone flowering sage, dainty and vibrant, charming in a waterwise garden or cottage garden where it will bloom for long periods. This is not Salvia uliginosa 'African Skies', found at some other nurseries, which is taller and can be invasive. Are you humming Paul Simon now, too?
Salvia chamelaeagnea x scabra ‘African Sky’APPEARANCE: Small-leaved shrubby perennial sage with dark green foliage and spires of small baby-blue blooms in spring and again in autumn. A hybrid of two South African species, discovered in Auckland Botanic Gardens.
USE IN: Cottage style gardens, mixed beds and borders, wildlife gardens, pots and tubs.
PLANTING: Plant in light free-draining soil in full sun to part shaded in the garden or a large pot. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Drought tolerant once established; will come through a light overnight frost
CARE: Clip over after flowering, to encourage fresh growth and more flowers. Cut it hard back in late winter-early spring, almost to the ground, when it has a rest from blooming. Fertilise after pruning, using a slow release fertiliser; give an extra boost during flowering using eco-seaweed. Protect from hard frost and mulch in winter to keep soil warm.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 75 cm H x 1m W depending on conditions.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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