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Salvia x superba (Hybrid sage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia x superba

Other names

Hybrid sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. x superba - S. x superba is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with rosy-purple flower spikes from summer.


Salvia x superba is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is scented

Habit

Clump-forming, Branching, Spreading

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer; Pale-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Salvia x superba (Hybrid sage) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Coastal

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia x superba

Other names

Hybrid sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. x superba - S. x superba is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with rosy-purple flower spikes from summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is scented

Habit

Clump-forming, Branching, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer; Pale-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia x superba (Hybrid sage) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Coastal

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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