Salvia 'Madeline' (PBR)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to August
- Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Each flower is made up of two colours, as the upper lip is a rich purple blue, while the lower one is near-white. They are borne on upright stems from early summer, often producing a second flush is dead-headed promptly.
- 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.