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Salvia splendens

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Wantirna
C1, C7
Size: 10cm
Available: 60
$/Unit (EX GST): $2.10 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $2.31 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Salvia splendens Scarlet Sage, Red Sage, Tropical Sage,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Rounded, Upright

Description:
Attractive compact perennial with a rounded habit. This hardy shrub produces masses of bright red flowers in Autumn and Summer. Salvia splendens is perfect for creating a splash of colour in pots, courtyards or in the garden. Also ideal for rockeries and mass plantings. Grows approx. 1-1.3m tall x 1-1.3m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers full sun and will tolerate most soil types with good drainage. Dry tolerant once established but benefits from an occasional deep water. Early Spring cut back old foliage stems once fresh growth begins to appear at the base, then feed with an application of slow release fertiliser or liquid feed for best results.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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