Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Balkan clary

2 litre pot
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Violet-blue spikes on soft, sage-green foliage on a short plant

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: intense violet-blue
  • Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Slender spires of intense violet-blue flowers from July to September above clumps of wrinkled, mid-green leaves. This compact form of salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. Coping well in sun or light dappled shade, the violet-blue blooms are a magnet for butterflies and 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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    Salvia suggestion please

    Please could you advise me? I am looking to use a Salvia to plant with Buxus balls, Hakonechloa and Lavender. I need a strong, long flowering and easy caring Salvia variety that will not grow too tall. Your advise would be invaluable Thank you Jackie
    Asked on 8/26/2009 by jackie middleton

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    Advice on planting your pre-designed Red Summer border

    Dear sir/madam I am particularly interested in buying the Red Summer Pre Designed Border. Please can you tell me whether these plants are suitable for planting in conjunction with weed inhibiting fabric. I want to minimise the amount of weeding required. Many thanks for your help Ruth
    Asked on 6/22/2009 by Ruth Hamilton

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      Hello Ruth, You can plant these into the weed supressing fabric without any trouble at all, provided you make sure the fabric allows the water to drain through. All you need to do is cut big crosses into the fabric and peel back the edges to plant and then fold back the edges again. I hope this helps.

      Answered on 6/23/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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