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Salvia canariensis


Salvia canariensis

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Large and robust mounding shrub. Distinctive arrowhead shape leaves are pale green; dense hairs occur on the underside of leaves and on stems. Colorful purple flowers and deep magenta calyces develop on tall panicles for a bold display in early to mid spring. The combination of purple flowers and magenta calyces produce a bold display of color; foliage is a striking silvery-white that provides year round interest. This is a fast growing and short-lived species, that is best suited to background and border areas. Plant in full sun with ample room and in well-drained soils low to very low amounts of water. Heavy pruning is needed to help maintain smaller sizes. Canary Island sage is highly adapted to sunny locations on well drained soils.

 
Genus
Salvia
Species   canariensis
Cultivar  

Common name
Canary Island sage

Family name
Labiatae
Place of origin
Canary Islands


DETAILS
Height
Width
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves

Soil Type

Moisture

Exposure


Shrubs

Category
Dwarf, height 0.3 and 1 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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