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SALVIA patens Cambridge Blue

SALVIA patens Cambridge Blue. Intense sky blue flowers. July-Nov Ht. 50cm. Sp. 40cm. Moist well drained soil. Full sun. Mulch in winter. AGM.

SALVIA patens and its hybrids have spectacular spikes of gentian blue flowers, which look well with Cosmos atrosanguineus. Ht. 50cm. Sp. 40cm. They flower from July to November. S. patens is a native of Mexico and is tuberous. It is hardy in a mild winter and a well drained soil. Salvia patens should be grown in fertile well drained soil. Mulch over the crown in winter or lift, pot and shelter like a Dahlia. Tuberous plants should not be watered until late winter, new shoots should appear in late spring

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Plant Details: SALVIA patens Cambridge Blue


Species: patens

Variety: Cambridge Blue

Common name: Genetian sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Mexico

Flower colour: Blue

Flower month: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Half Hardy

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 50

Spread: 40

Flower type: Single

Foliage style: None

Leaf colour: Green

Self: NO

Suggested Container: None

Protect from slugs: 1

Winter grow conditions: H

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Woottens Plants rating 9/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Bees, Marine

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

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