Salvia uliginosa 'African Skies'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Flower colour: sky blue
- Other features: aromatic foliage
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Slender branching stems are clothed in aromatic green leaves. From midsummer, these tall stems are then topped with elegant racemes of sky blue flowers, which attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects into the garden. Forming quite large-sized clumps, it thrives in a sunny spot with reliably moist soils.
- 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.
There are currently no 'goes well with' suggestions for this item.
All pests have natural enemies. The trick in an organic garden is to encourage these beneficial insects and other creatures to take up residence in your garden so that they can do the pest management for you. The most effective...Read full article