Botanical Name - Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’ pbr
Common Name - Dwarf Purple Mexican Sage
Description - Santa Barbara is an outstanding compact selection of Mexican Sage. Long purple velvety flowers above the silver green foliage make a sensational display in autumn and early winter. An easy to grow, low maintenance Salvia which looks great as a mass planting. Great Autumn colour, loved by the birds and bees. Great for water-wise gardens
Flower Time - The main flowering time is in autumn and into early winter, though spot flowering can occur throughout the warmer month.
Size - Grows to 90cm high x 1m wide.
Use - A very hardy perennial which can be grown as a border, to line pathways, informal hedges, as a mass planting, mixed with other perennials to form a lovely cottage garden or in container gardens and pots.
Position - Full sun
Maintenance - Prune back hard in early spring to allow for new growth. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage repeat flowering during the warmer months. Fertilise when planting and in spring. Frost & coastal tolerant. Low water requirements once established, drought tolerant.
At a Glance
- Full sun
- Easy to grow
- Great coastal plant
- Promise to flower