Growing guide

How to grow salvias

These popular, fast-growing plants bloom for a long period in summer and early autumn, producing tubular, two-lipped flowers in almost every colour. Easy to grow, they're suitable for beds, borders and containers.

Quick facts

  • Most thrive in a sunny position with well-drained soil
  • Grow well in pots, beds and borders
  • Drought-tolerant once established
  • Many are hardy, but some need winter protection
  • Attractive to pollinators, such as bees
  • Plant in spring and early summer after frosts
  • Easy to propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
  • Generally free from pest and diseases
  • Evergreen species tend to be deer-proof

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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