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Salvia africana caerulea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Salvia africana caerulea Blue African Sage,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Hardy, easy to grow, upright perennial which produces masses of sky-blue flowers from Spring through to Autumn. Grey-green foliage. Ideal for low water and cottage themed gardens. Grows approx. 90cm tall x 70cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers full sun in most soil types with good drainage. Dry tolerant once established with an occasional deep water. In the beginning of spring cut back old foliage stems once fresh growth begins to appear at the base. Feed at this time with an application of slow release or liquid fertiliser for best results.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Blue
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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