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Other common names
scarlet-flowered sage 'Van-Houttei'
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
'Van-Houttei' is a tender, erect perennial with ovate leaves and dark red stems bearing inflorescences to 25cm in length, with spaced whorls of scarlet flowers from purple calyces, 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
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, soil in full sun. Pinch out young growth to encourage bushiness. Water in dry weather
Propagate by seed sown at 15-18ºC in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Slugs may damage young growth
May be subject to foot and root rots in wet soils
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