A compact, multi branched Salvia that produces masses of flowers that last for months. Both foliage and flowers are fragrant when brushed up against. Salvia ‘Merleau’ flower from early summer and the compact growth lends them well to potted plantings.
Salvia ‘Merleau’ has up to four months of flowers. Its uniform growth and handsome appearance in pot have one it the prestigious Fleuroselect Gold Medal*, the highest honour for a perennial plant.
Grow Salvias in a sunny location in well drained soil. Salvias should be watered in and are then dry tolerant once established. They look wonderful in beds, borders or dry gardens. Salvias have a vigorous growth and are easy care.
Dead head spent flowers on Salvias, after the first flush to encourage re-bloom. This is a semi evergreen to herbaceous variety which should be pruned hard in winter or early spring.
* Fleuroselect is the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade