Hardy Purple Salvia Hardy Purple Salvia
Hardy Purple Salvia
Hardy Purple Salvia
Hardy Purple Salvia

Hardy Purple Salvia

Sensational spires of rich, bright purple.
Scented / Fragrant
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Beautiful perennial Salvias that will return bigger and better every year.
  • Dazzling purple flowers open in abundance along upright burgundy stems from June until October.
  • Loved by bees and butterflies, helping to attract a whole host of wildlife into your garden.
  • Long lasting cut flowers for vibrant vase arrangements, and great for drying too!
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to pot on or plant out. Growing to a height and spread of 50cm (20in).
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Product Description

Perfect for framing the front of beds and borders, this vibrant purple Salvia comprises of a mass of upright stems that are smothered in tiny deep purple flowers throughout the summer. Not only does it make an eye catching addition to edges, beds and borders but it will also stand to attention in pots and containers and, when crushed, gives a beautiful aromatic scent!

Easy to grow and very drought tolerant they just need regular watering to keep them moist and encourage repeat flowering all summer long. We would also recommend you remove faded flowers to extend the blooming period.

Compact and forming clumps, Salvia Purple will not only add colour to your garden but will attract bees and butterflies and bring your garden to life with useful, pollinating insects!

Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to pot on or plant out. Growing to a height and spread of 50cm (20in).

What Is Supplied

Item 480269 supplied as:
Supplied as a set of 6 plugs ready to plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Lack of water will cause lower leaves to drop. If this happens a quick haircut removing the upper third of growth is all that is needed along with regular watering and plants will bush right up.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Salvias:

  • Salvias grow best in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, avoid excessively exposed areas and waterlogged soils.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots - if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare advice for your salvias:

  • Feed and water regularly until plants are fully established.
  • Although perennial, this salvia will require some winter protection outdoors in the form of a straw mulch and if growing it in containers, move to a cold greenhouse or conservatory to prevent the cold from penetrating to the roots.
  • In spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Pruning Advice for Salvias:

  • Prune lightly in late spring when new growth appears to remove and dead stems and to maintain a bushy shape.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
50cm
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Hardy Purple Salvia
Hardy Purple Salvia
6 x Plugs
Item: 480269
RRP £12.99
Deal Price £6.49
Save: £6.50 - 50%
Currently Unavailable