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Salvia x sylvestris

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Salvia is part of the Salvia genus. Its scientific name is Salvia x sylvestris.

This is a sage like plant with upright square stems. The leaves are rounded to heart shaped and with a rough texture
The flowers are arranged in whorls around the stem and can be white through pink and blue to violet, depending on the variety

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Dark violet and   Majorelle Blue and   Purple Heart. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.2 cm (that's 0.08 inches in imperial) in diameter. Leaves appear approximately as a   Sea green and   Sap green

It is a non-edible flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

Salvia normally grows with a mound-forming habit to a mature height of 40.0 cm (that's 1.30 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

If you would like to attract bees to your garden, consider growing this plant.

Salvia is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Salvia have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Salvia

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Tidy plant in late autumn after flowering

Position in a full sun location and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Salvia is thought of as hardy, so Salvia will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Salvia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Salvia from seed

Can be grown from seed but easier from stem cuttings in mid summer

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Salvia about 84 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Salvia

Choose a sunny spot with well drainedconditions

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Salvia is a hardy plant.

How long does Salvia take to grow?

These estimates for how long Salvia takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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When should I plant Salvia?

Our when to plant Salvia estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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When to sow The number of days to sow Salvia before or after your last frost date.
84 days before Last Frost Date

Salvia Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin sylvestris meaning “found wild”

Other names for Salvia

Sage, Meadow sage

Salvia sylvestris

Latest Salvia Reviews

  • I love these plants. I use them as a border. They form almost a little hedge. Bloom all season. Cut back for winter and come right back in the spring. Great for hot/dry climates.

    5 stars

    crochetkim about growing Salvia 'May night'

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