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Family: LamiaceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: WhiteLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: Semi-EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 45cm to 60cm (18" to 2')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H4 minimum -5C to -10CPot Size: 3L
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TENDER An eyecatching hybrid with masses of racemes of purple calyces and white flowers flushed with pale lavender. May be worth trying outside in a warm sunny, sheltered garden but overwinter frost free to be safe. 50cm.
A fairly new one to us but it's certainly a winner. The near white flowers are nestled in large, rich purple spires over the deep green lanceolate leaves on a bushy plant. More or less evergreen if kept frost free and it keeps on flowering well into winter too. We've yet to try leaving it out but expect that it will be okay in a well drained soil in a warm, sheltered site with a mulch but will probably be herbaceous.
The origins of Salvia 'Waverly' are unknown but it appears to be related to Salvia leucantha and was first seen in horticulture in the western USA in the early 1990s.
Salvia microphylla 'Cerro Potosi'£6.50
AGM Brilliant glowing magenta pink flowers on a bushy plant to 60cm. Leafier than some types. For a well drained soil in full sun and a sheltered position.
Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'£6.50
A tough hardy form with bright magenta pink flowers over lush green foliage all summer and autumn. A large grower to 90cm x 1.2m. Sun, drained soil.
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'£4.50
Neat upright bushy plants with deep blue flowers on dark, blackish stems. Hardy perennial for drained soil in full sun. 40cm.