Botanical Name -Salvia ‘Magenta Magic’
Common Name Sage
Description – An Australian hybrid from Tasmania with the parentage a cross with chiapensis and leucantha. Magenta Magic makes a beautiful addition to the garden with summer and autumn flowering. A fabulous low ‘shrubby’ Salvia which has great tolerance of our hot, dry conditions. The flowers are visited by bees, birds and butterflies. Waterwise once established. Tolerates moderate frosts. Partners well with Savlia Waverley
Flower Time – Flowering a deep magenta pink in summer and autumn.
Size - Grows to 80-90cm tall x 90cm wide.
Use – Salvia’s are very useful plants bringing colour to the garden. Quick growing shrubby Salvia which gives long lasting colour for many months. An excellent addition to the mid perennial border. Ideal for mass plantings.
Position - Performs best when grown in full sun to part shade conditions.
Maintenance –Prune to thicken in the first year or two and you will be rewarded with a beautiful display. Very hard though deep watering is recommended during extended dry periods. Apply a slow release fertilizer after pruning in spring. Dead head throughout the year to encourage more flowering. Tolerant of frosts of around -2oC, re shooting in spring. Cover the roots with mulch during winter for the cold and summer for the dry. Cut back hard once your frosts have finished in spring.
At a Glance
- Full sun to part shade
- Easy to grow
- Pollinator attracting
- Promise to flower