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Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove

Salvia 'Oriental Dove'

Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Each bloom appears in a stunning shade of purple with delicate white edging.
  • A new member of the Salvia family, only introduced at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2020.
  • A neat and bushy hardy perennial that will grow to about 60cm tall.
  • Easy to grow in pots or garden borders, best results in full sun.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant out.
9cm Pot - Item: 560726
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Product Description

This delightful perennial is one of the newest members of the Salvia family. It was only introduced in 2020 at the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show and like other Salvia, it produces an abundance of eye-catching, bicoloured purple and white flowers over the summer months.

Appearing in April, these delicate lilac flowers are edged in white for a truly spectacular display. Lasting all the way through to September, 'Oriental Dove' will provide your garden with interest all summer long. As a bonus, the leaves are lightly scented too which only adds to the appeal of this charming plant.

This salvia is winter hardy and will die back underground in the autumn only to burst into life again with fresh new growth each spring. In cooler summers, you will get whiter flowers, and in hot ones you will get lots of purple.

Easy to care for and flowers prolifically with minimal care perfect for beginners. Just plant them in full sun or part shade, in either pots or containers and watch them flourish for 6 long months.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant out.

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Item 560726 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as the blooms start to fade.

Care Guide

Planting Advice:

  • 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:

  • Feed and water regularly until plants are fully established.
  • Although perennial, this Amethyst Lips 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:

  • Prune lightly in late spring when new growth appears to remove dead stems and to maintain a bushy shape.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
45cm
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Salvia 'Oriental Dove'
Salvia 'Oriental Dove'
9cm Pot
Item: 560726
Only £4.99