Salvia × sylvestris 'Rose Queen'

9cm pot £5.99
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3 × 9cm pots £17.97 £15.00
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Buy Salvia × sylvestris 'Rose Queen' sage: Prolific and long-flowering

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Stiffly upright spikes are densely packed with deep pink buds, which open to rose pink flowers from midsummer. A valuable addition to the herbaceous border or gravel garden, where its long flowering period will provide an abundance of colour, while its erect habit will create vertical interest.

  • 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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Lovely addition to the border

5

This is a much paler pink that the photo shows (well, it was in my garden) which is just what I wanted and it flowered profusely all summer and autumn and I am delighted with it. It has a lovely scent and a perfect combination of delicate flowers on a decent plant - not too wispy but not too heavy. Really pleased and would recommend it and it is lovely as a cut flower too.

Mummalink

Oxfordshire

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Only one of three survived

4

Disappointed that some of the plants didn't thrive but last summer wasn't easy on anything. Happy to wait to divide to get new plants as and when

Florence

Leicestershire

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DIdn't survive 2017/18 winter

3

I bought three of 2017/18 killed all three. It wasn't just me. My sister lives half a mile away and all of hers died too. I have a free-draining soil so water-logging wasn't a problem and all the other salvias I have have survived. I guess that Rose Queen would survive most winters. I'll try them again as they were a lovely addition to a border.

Kirstie

Midlothian

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Recommended

5

I have used this as part of a low growing display along with other plants of similar colour. Flowering period is long and it's easy to maintain

Ellie

West Midlands

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As ever a reliable and beautiful salvia

5

Establishes and performs well. The pink and purple contrast well. Ideal if one is a little bored of Caradonna and looking for something different.

Barry

Bristol

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I'm quite new to gardening so I may be asking an obvious question, but would one 9cm pot equal one flower? Also how long would it take for these to reach full height? Thank you

Newbiegardener

Hello there This is a young plant in a 9cm pot so for the first year you may not have many flowers but as the plant matures, which can take between 2-5 years to reach it's full height and spread, it should have a number of blooms per plant given the right conditions Hope this helps

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