An outstanding large shrubby species growing to 150 cm tall, a beautiful, dramatic addition to any garden. Salvia canariensis has large triangular woolly leaves and provides a very impressive long-lasting display of purple flowers on tall and much branched stems. Once the flowers have fallen, the calyces will fade and dry, giving the appearance that the plant is still in flower.
Plant in a sunny position with other grey leaf plants for a silver or white garden or with other tough hardy shrubs and perennials of white, bright yellow or vivid pink and purple coloured flowers, whatever you choose Salvia canariensis always stands out. Both birds and bees love this shrub throughout the summer. If it becomes too large and woody, it can be cut back hard to encourage new shoots.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.