This is an all purple variety, with velvety purple calyces and extended matching purple petals. Slightly less vigorous and shorter than Salvia leucantha, but still requiring plenty of space. Both are very drought tolerant and very reliable additions to any garden. Flowers in late summer into autumn. Cut back to the ground after flowering when new shoots will already be emerging.
Both are very drought tolerant and very reliable additions to any garden. A deep watering once per month in the height of summer will be beneficial but not essential. Just like all Salvia's that put on early Spring growth, watch out for seasonal droughts, the best flowers will only come if the plant gets enough water in late Spring so a few deep waterings are a good idea if the rains don't come.
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.