3 years to reach maturity
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Silver Sage Overview
Salvia argentea is a short-lived perennial species in the mint family, Lamiaceae which is often grown as a biennial. It has multiple common names including silver sage, silver clary and silvery-leaved sage. Foliage is oval in shape, to around 20cm long and covered densely in white-silver, woolly hairs. It has a clumping habit and produces upright stems bearing white flowers late in summer, flowersmay have a blue tinge. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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How to propagate Silver Sage
Sow in spring.
You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer.
Division at any time.
Special features of Silver Sage
Other uses of Silver Sage
Ground cover, rock-gardens.