1 years to reach maturity
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Painted Sage Overview
Salvia viridis is a stunning annual plant that produces tall spikes of attractive, if insignificant flowers, these are borne on upright stems in the summer. They are grown more for the colourful bracts which surround the flowers. They may be purple, pink, blue or white in colour and many cultivars have been developed from this species in a range of shades. It has an upright habit and is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “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 Painted Sage
Sow in spring, this species is likely to self-seed itself if left unattended.
You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer.
Division at any time.
Special features of Painted Sage
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Painted Sage
Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.