• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Salvia Love and Wishes = 'Serendip6' (PBR)

sage [Love and Wishes]

  • Other common names sage [Love and Wishes]

  • Family Lamiaceae

  • Genus 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

  • Details 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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation 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

Propagation 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

How to care

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

Diseases Generally disease free

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