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Love and Wishes Sage Plants

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Pot Grown Evergreen Perennials
  • Colour: Magenta flowers on dark burgundy stems.
  • Flowering: Jun-Oct
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Height: 80 x 80cm
  • Position: Sunny, sheltered
  • Soil: Any but heavy clay
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Description

Salvia 'Love and Wishes'. 2 Litre Potted Plants

Love and Wishes Sage is a minor masterpiece of contrast: magenta flowers emerge from dark burgundy-maroon stems and calyxes, with a backdrop of healthy, mid-green aromatic foliage. They have a lovely long flowering season lasting from June through to October. To about 80cm tall.

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Features

  • Colour: Magenta flowers on dark burgundy stems.
  • Flowering: June-Oct
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Height: 80 x 80cm
  • Position: Sunny, sheltered
  • Soil: Any but heavy clay
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing Love and Wishes Salvia

Salvias need close to full sun, and will grow near the coast in exposed locations. They are fully hardy, although their flowering season will be shortened somewhat in cold and windy places. They are happy on chalk, and like a light, well-drained but moist soil enriched with humus that doesn't remain wet in winter, so heavy clay is not good. They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers. Established plants are drought resistant, but still want fairly consistent moisture in dry summer periods to flower really well.
They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers.

Deadhead promptly to get the most from the flowering season. Leave the withered foliage on the plants overwinter for protection, and trim them after the last spring frost, right down to new growth.

Mulch lightly every year or two, ideally after a heavy spring rain when the soil has warmed up. Salvias don't need much fertility, so a little help goes a long way.

In Your Garden Design

A wonderfully popular plant for its lengthy season, fabulous colour and scent. Vibrant magenta flowers make it a natural planting companion to Sidalcea ‘Elsie Heugh’ or Geum ‘Apricot Pearl.’ Ideal container plant for an urban setting. Alternatively plant in a border against a backdrop of Lonicera 'Gold Flame' to create complimentary colours.

Did You Know?

Part of the popular Wishes series of salvias mostly from Australian with the exception of Kisses and Wishes which was bred in the UK. Each of the Wishes series has been bred by a different breeder. Love and Wishes was launched at The Chelsea Flower Show in 2015. Registration code Serendip6.

Cultivation Instructions

Position in full sun in well-drained soil enriched with humus planting 60cm apart. Water until established then drought tolerant. Avoid spots affected by winter waterlogging. Protect from slugs. Suitable for containers.

Apply a general fertiliser and a mulch in spring. Protect against slugs and snails. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide in spring.