Botanical Name Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy’
Common Name - Salvia
A fabulous low ‘shrubby’ Salvia which has great tolerance of our hot, dry conditions. The flowers are on long stems of lavender-blue/white flowers with grape coloured bracts. A stunning display loved by the birds and bees. Flowering for a long period, this is a great addition to your garden giving a mid-range plant for your perennial boarder.
Flower Time Long stems of lavender-blue/white flowers with grape coloured bracts. Flowering for a very long period from spring, summer, autumn and into winter in some climates.
Size Grows to 1.5m high x 1.5m wide.
Use - Quick growing shrubby Salvia which gives long lasting colour for many months. An excellent addition to the mid perennial boarder. Ideal for mass plantings.
Position - Performs best when grown full sun to part shade conditions.
Maintenance – 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