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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
sage [Love and Wishes]
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
Love and Wishes was raised in Australia. It is a perennial plant with an upright habit, robust stems to 80cm tall and small, aromatic, mid to deep green leaves. Bold reddish-purple flowers with dark burgundy calyces are held in large terminal racemes over a long period ? typically early summer to late autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
In mild counties grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered position with full sun. Drought tolerant. In colder areas grow in containers and place outside in summer, overwinter under glass in loam-based potting compost (John Innes No2) with added grit
Propagate by basal or 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
Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9 in spring, deadhead to prolong flowering
Pests Slugs and snails may attack young growth and leafhoppers and rosemary beetle can be troublesome
Generally disease free
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sage [Love and Wishes]
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