Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'
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- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Selected by the renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf as one of his favourites, this is a cracking plant. The softly hairy leaves are quite a dark green, while the upright, branching flowerspikes, carry reddish-purple stems and flowers throughout summer - the combination of which creates a rich hue that is perfect for 'bruised' colour schemes. This spreading plant is easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers a spot in full sun.
- 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. Avoid excessive winter wet, and deadhead after flowering if you want to prevent it self-seeding.
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Comments about Crocus Salvia verticillata'Purple Rain':
I've three lovely clumps of this in my garden, at the front of a South facing border with a large clump of Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus' behind. The rich purples of the Salvia overlap the rosey pink of the Persicaria for a few weeks before finally fading. But then the Persicaria takes off and maintains interest until October. I find deadheading the Salvia helps to prolong flowering.
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