Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose'

2 litre pot £9.99
available to order from spring 2020
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Buy Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose' salvia: Intense spires of dark violet flowers

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

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

      Spires of intense dark violet hooded flowers appear from July to September above clumps of 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 dark violet 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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Notes on Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose'

"Spiky intensely dark-violet salvia to weave among early summer pastels in full sun - a vertical presence in May and nectar-rich flowers for bees"

I would buy this plant again

5

Lovely in a sunny border

Booms

Leeds West Yorks

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Lovely colour watch out for slugs

5

I planted three of thee last year and another three this autumn as the first batch had survived the winter and done very well with beautiful intense blue flowers. Both batches were attacked by slugs when first planted whereas other savlias planted at the same time, such as Purple Rain, were ignored. I used a wildlife friendly slug pellet and that seems to have curbed the slug damage. It seems to be only when they are first planted that they are vunerable for when the plants from the previous year came into growth this spring they were hardly touched.

Kirstie

Midlothian

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Showstopper

5

Best perennial I've ever bought (if I had room I'd have more). Extraordinary, true blue, almost electric blue, flowers that just kept coming - even after all the plants around it had long stopped flowering...and this was just the first summer! Extremely low maintenance, I only needed to cut finished spires now and again to encourage more flowers. Leaves lasted well into autumn. A real showstopper.

Sky Eyes

London

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5.0 3

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When I try to grow salvias in my small garden they invariably get destroyed by slugs. I resorted to using copper rings, egg shell, pellets, beer traps, none of these work satisfactorily and the whole thing becomes an untidy mess. I like the look of Salviasylvestris 'Viola Klose' what are the chances of this one going the same way as the others and finishing up on the slugs dinner table? Moira Scott,

pink toes

Hello there This is a lovely Salvia but unfortunately I cannot guarantee that the slugs are not going to enjoy it. Slugs and snail can be such a problem with may plants, and it is so disheartening to see your plants devoured. You are doing all the right things, but maybe you could try and protect the plants with a cloche. We have one with a copper band around the base that is a deterrent to slugs and snails. I have attached a link below to the cloche and other slug and snail deterrent products. http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/copper-rimmed-cloche-dark-brown/classid.2000020668/ http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/copper-rimmed-cloche-lichen-green/classid.2000020669/ http://www.crocus.co.uk/products/_/tools/pest-control/slugs-snail-control/plcid.767/plcid.783/plcid.967/ Hope this helps

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