Salvia patens 'Beyond Blue'

A delicious new introduction, this clear and cool, ice-blue salvia has large flowers from midsummer lasting almost until Christmas. More
1 x 2 litre plant 190644-2L £16.95

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A delicious new introduction, this clear and cool, ice-blue salvia has large flowers from midsummer lasting almost until Christmas. What's particularly special about this hybrid is that it's very compact, with self-branching, bold, triangular foliage. This makes it ideal for container planting, but it's also fabulous in the border and, treated with just a little care over winter by way of a thick mulch and good drainage, it is likely to be perennial, too.

Genus Salvia
Group/Species patens
Variety Beyond Blue
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Gentian Sage
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Alkaline - Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the planting area and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. For best effect plant in groups of 3 plants.
Care Tips Give plants a good watering rather than just a little at a time, but be sure to add grit to your soil to avoid waterlogging over winter. Since patens is a tuber forming salvia, treat it like a dahlia and mulch heavily in late autumn to protect from cold weather and keep the soil as warm as possible.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life Excellent and long-lasting, they also hold their colour when dried. Vase life 7-10 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months
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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