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Salvia splendens Go Go Purple

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Salvia splendens Go Go Purple Scarlet Sage, Red Sage, Tropical Sage,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

All Salvias are Blooming Machines. They never stop flowering. ‘Go-Go’s’ are bred from Salvia splendens and make a great show of spectacular colour. They are hardy in most situations liking strong light to grow and flower to their best. Use in formal and informal plantings, patio and terrace plantings and large pots. In mixed garden plantings they hold their own with their large plume like heads of bracts and flower showing up strongly amongst the shrubs around them. The actual flowers hide amongst the bracts and are pale pink to white in colour.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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