The velvet, fuzzy flowers emerge from silver calyxes on strong stems and bloom for ages.
The gorgeous flowers of Mexican Sage bloom for a long time, at a time of year when there is not much else is on show. They are easy care and very hardy. I am not sure we could sing their praises loudly enough!
These well branched sub shrubs* have big blooming power and aromatic foliage. A lovely choice for beds and borders, the colour lasts from spring to autumn. It will even grow in pots. The stems are long and decorative and can be added to cut flower arrangements.
Grow Salvia leucantha in a sunny location in well drained soil. Salvias are dry tolerant once established and look wonderful in beds, borders, coastal or dry gardens. They have vigorous growth and are low maintenance. It is a good idea to dead head the spent flowers on Salvias, after the first flush, and add some fertiliser to encourage re-bloom.
* A sub shrub is a woody based perennial. It remains above ground year round and should be pruned back after flowering or in early spring to maintain vigour and allow fresh new growth to shine.
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade