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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Sabra spike sage
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
S. confertiflora is a tender perennial to 1.2m tall, becoming woody at the base, with pungently-scented, ovate leaves and slender spikes of small scarlet flowers in late summer and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in well-drained, loamless or loam-based potting compost (JI No.2 or 3) in full light with shade from hot sun; can be moved outdoors during the summer months
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wall-side Borders Flower borders and beds
Coastal Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests Under glass may be prone to aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly; outdoors may be attacked by slugs and snails, capsid bug, rosemary beetle and leafhoppers
Generally disease free but may be subject to foot and root rots under glass
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