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Salvia 'Penny's Smile' (Sage 'Penny's Smile')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia 'Penny's Smile'

Other names

Sage 'Penny's Smile'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

'Penny's Smile' _ 'Penny's Smile' is an upright, clump-forming, borderline hardy, semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub or shrubby perennial with ovate, aromatic, veined, light to mid-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, erect racemes of whorled, two-lipped, magenta to deep pink flowers with maroon calyces.


Salvia 'Penny's Smile' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Magenta in Spring; Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Leafhoppers Snails , Slugs , Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9 in spring.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salvia 'Penny's Smile' (Sage 'Penny's Smile') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in light, humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist but free-draining soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Drought tolerant once established. Will tolerate light shade. May be deciduous in colder areas.

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), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia 'Penny's Smile'

Other names

Sage 'Penny's Smile'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

'Penny's Smile' _ 'Penny's Smile' is an upright, clump-forming, borderline hardy, semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub or shrubby perennial with ovate, aromatic, veined, light to mid-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, erect racemes of whorled, two-lipped, magenta to deep pink flowers with maroon calyces.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Spring; Magenta in Summer; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs , Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9 in spring.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia 'Penny's Smile' (Sage 'Penny's Smile') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in light, humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist but free-draining soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Drought tolerant once established. Will tolerate light shade. May be deciduous in colder areas.

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), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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