Salvia 'Love and Wishes'

I love this plant for its very long flowering season and the beautiful contrast between the calyx and its velvet flower. More
1 x 9cm plant 190490-1 £4.95 Delivery mid April
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3 x 9cm plants 190490-3 £13.95 Delivery mid April
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1 x 2 litre plant 190490-2L £12.95 Delivery late April
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I love this plant for its very long flowering season and the beautiful contrast between the calyx and its velvet flower. I had this planted in a container with Lonicera Chic-et-Choc and it was triumphant.

Genus Salvia
Variety Love and Wishes
Type Tender Perennial
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
Spacing 1m (39in)
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Reviewed 13th October 2018 by Kim

I absiolutely love the dahlia collections I bought from Sarah Raven. It is October and my garden is still a riot of colour. There are so many flowers that I have been able to have cut flowers in the house for the last few weeks

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Wilma

Strong plant and stood proud in my garden

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Susie

Flowered beautifully and am pleas3d with them

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Mary

Excellent. Took a while to get going , I think just too warm then wonderful plants for our soil [light and chalky ].

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Penelope

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Patricia

The salvia 'Love and Wishes' romped away and is still going strong.

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Suzy

This year's plants from Sarah Raven were very disappointing. I've been a regular customer for more than 5 years, but this year several plants were sent while they still appeared to be dormant but in fact they hadn't come through the winter. Also after raising this with customer service I was sent a different plant instead of a replacement plant. All in all I'll think twice before ordering again from Sarah Raven

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Christine

Grew well in a pot, flowered well, but I thought the two colours of flower itself and calyx was amazing

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Kate

My all time favourite salvia!!

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Barbara

It has grown into a lovely plant, beautiful colour, goes well with my other Salvias.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jane

Absolutely fantastic, huge plants which just keep on giving. Really glad I bought them

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Paul

First class plants, have done really well.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pauline

Really pleased with how this has grown throughout the hot and dry summer and is still flowering profusely.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jacqueline

This did not survive despite nurturing

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Reviewed 18th September 2018 by Patricia

Fist set of plants in poor condition - these were replaced by Love & Wishes which have all flowered and grown into very strong plants.ThTis what I call good customer service.

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Reviewed 15th September 2018 by Mrs Davies

These have been fabulous. Still in full flower very pleased

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mr Poland

Again did not flower well.

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Reviewed 8th September 2018 by Joanne

I have already typed my comments above.

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Mrs Inglis

Good service.reliable stock. Website good.varied plants and all info needed how to plant and best site.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Mrs Speed

Slow start but now a star am now a saliva fan will definitely be purchasing more

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Susan

It has flowered all summer and looks stunning.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Susan

Also in pot-am hoping they will survive the winter, as they are in very sheltered spot-last year's (not from you )didn't survive last winter, not surprisingly)

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Folie-Crowther

Very healthy plant, arrived in excellent condition and has grown very well.
Continues to throw up new flowers which are as lovely as suggested in the catalogue. Also received Dahlia Totally Tangerine . Beautiful and masses of flowers.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Shepherd

Excellent quality as usual from Sarah Raven

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Dr Knox

Excellent plants, arrived in good condition . They have flowered all summer in a pot with lillium regale flowering earlier on. Will they survive the winter?- I have taken some cuttings in case they don't .
My faith is somewhat restored in your plants after 2 dissappointments- lime green nicotiana seeds all turned out to be white and you sent me 3 gaura instead of salvia Trewithen cerise in my crimson silk pot collection

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Gillian

Excellent very good quality overall

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Ann

Disappointed in these, they have been in pots waiting re-organising of the garden in the autumn. I have regularly deadheaded, pruned back but it’s a shame that only one or two flowers are out at a time on the flower stem. Not as showy as I had hoped.

Beautiful velvety flowers

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Reviewed 24th July 2018 by Clare Smith

Beautiful velvety flowers - one plant is a purple colour (as on the advert) however the other 2 are a peachy/red colour all still beautiful though. I agree they look nothing like the usual salvia plant. But I would highly recommend gorgeous!

planted within my pink rose a dream.

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Reviewed 16th July 2018 by Ulrike Baranowski

Arrived as well developed plants already flowering. Just beautiful - gave some colour back to my dried out garden.

amazing plant

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Reviewed 18th August 2016 by Deanna Wisbey

This salvia is wonderful! It hasn't stopped flowering since it arrived in late spring, it is now end of august. The calyx remains on the plant, and so as new flowers arrive the plant is ever covered in bloom, growing bigger and more exotic looking, nothing much like a salvia. The leaves are refined in appearance. Caution with slugs when the plant is young.