Salvia × sylvestris 'Schneehügel'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to October
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Glowing white flowers crowd the upright, branching stems throughout the summer, and if dead-headed, may produce a second flush that often lasts well into autumn. Wonderful for adding vertical interest to beds and borders, the flowers are also very attractive to bees.
- Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.
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