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Deep Purple Sage Plants

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Salvia greggii, Autumn Sage

  • Profuse, open clusters of fragrant vivid purple flowers.
  • Flowering: May-Sept
  • Foliage: Mid green
  • Semi-evergreen
  • To 40 x 40cm
  • Full sun, sheltered site
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • Mirage Collection
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Salvia greggii Deep Purple, Mirage Collection. 2 Litre Potted Plants

Deep Purple Mirage is a modern sage with a compact habit and continuous vivid purple flowers held in quite open, fragrant clusters from May-September. To 40cm tall. Bees and butterflies find them delectable as do we.

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Features

  • Profuse, open clusters of fragrant vivid purple flowers.
  • Flowering: May-Sept
  • Foliage: Mid green
  • Semi-evergreen
  • To 40 x 40cm
  • Full sun, sheltered site
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • Mirage Collection
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing Deep Purple Mirage Sage

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, and prune out all the two-year-old growth (over about 1cm wide) in spring, ideally after the last frost, leaving the smaller shoots.

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.

With an RHS hardiness of H4, Salvia greggii is an evergreen perennial in the South and herbaceous in the North. It's not recommended for the very coldest Scottish locations.

In Your Garden Design

The deep amethyst flowers would look stunning in a container combined with an Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’ and a white petunia bedding plant. In borders you can combine with practically anything, such as agapanthus Fireworks and Poppin Purple or a good contrasting heuchera. Colour wise, combine with whites and silvers for a soothing display. It is always good to put salvias in a place where you can capture the scent.

Did You Know?

Salvia greggii is Autumn Sage, native to mountainous regions of Texas and Mexico. The Mirage Collection consists of a new range of relatively tender hybrid salvias in particularly vivid colours that are known for lasting throughout the summer.

Registration code Balmirdepur.

Cultivation Instructions

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

Apply a general fertiliser and a mulch in spring. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide mature clumps in spring.