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Salvia Elite Series (Sage Elite Series)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia Elite Series

Other names

Sage Elite Series

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

Elite Series _ Elite Series are upright, bushy, shrubby perennials with ovate, aromatic, mid- to dark green leaves and upright racemes of whorled, red, pink, purple, or blue flowers from summer into autumn.


Salvia Elite Series is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Flower

Purple, Pink, Blue, Red in Summer; Red, Purple, Pink, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Deer resistant.

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Leafhoppers Snails , Slugs , Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter or early spring. Can be cut back to 20cm in early summer for a more compact, densely branched habit. Feed immediately after cutting back.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salvia Elite Series (Sage Elite Series) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Drought and heat tolerant once established. Mulch in summer in areas with hot summers. Deer resistant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia Elite Series

Other names

Sage Elite Series

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

Elite Series _ Elite Series are upright, bushy, shrubby perennials with ovate, aromatic, mid- to dark green leaves and upright racemes of whorled, red, pink, purple, or blue flowers from summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Upright, Bushy


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pink, Blue, Red in Summer; Red, Purple, Pink, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Deer resistant.

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter or early spring. Can be cut back to 20cm in early summer for a more compact, densely branched habit. Feed immediately after cutting back.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia Elite Series (Sage Elite Series) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Drought and heat tolerant once established. Mulch in summer in areas with hot summers. Deer resistant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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