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Salvia 'Purple Rain'

Botanical name: Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' and Salvia verticillata
'Purple Rain'
Family: Lamiaceae
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Size: Purple Rain: 40cm tall x 30cm
Amethyst: 40cm tall x 50cm
Preferred aspect: Full sun for Purple Rain. Full/part sun for Amethyst
Climatic tolerances: Cool to temperate
Flowering time: Summer to Autumn.
Purple Rain: Spring to Autumn
Amethyst: Summer to Autumn
Depth and spacing: Plant to the same depth as in the pot and leave one
plant's width between them.
Soil: Not fussy but it must be well drained
Frost tolerance: Fully hardy.
Watering: These plants are quite drought tolerant but perform much better
with regular watering.
Fertiliser: Give a light feed only each year in early Spring
Pruning: Cut back to 1/3 in Winter to keep the bush vigorous, prolific & neat.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:42 AM
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