Salvia nemorosa ‘New Dimension Rose’ -(Dwarf Perennial Sage)

$5.00

This plant flowers the first year from seed, bearing richly coloured rose pink flowers on strong stems.

Description

Salvia nemorosa is on many gardeners’ “must have ” list,  for its rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. The plant forms compact mounds of leaves, with chubby spikes of bright rose-pink flowers. This plant is also drought tolerant once established. If you clip it back hard after flowering, it will produce new foliage which will freshen up the plant. Butterflies love it. Salvia nemorosa makes a good plant  for the border edge or in containers.

 Sowing advice

Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed raising mix with only a sprinkling of soil to cover. Ideal propagation  temp. 20-25°C. Keep moist but not wet. Germination usually occurs in 10-14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 30cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Dwarf perennial sage

Family

Labiatae, Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20