Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose'

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Buy Salvia × sylvestris 'Viola Klose' sage: 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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I prefer plants that slugs find less tasty!

3

I fought a losing battle with slugs to try to get this salvia going but it just got smaller and smaller over the summer. I've grown other salvias which local slugs seemed to find less tasty so I'll probably stick to these in future. However, I wish I had been more conscientious as the plant is pretty and reputedly has a long flowering period.

Binks

South London

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Recommended

5

Flowers are a beautiful shade of purple which mixes and/or contrasts well with many other colours. Flowers over a long period and benefits from deadheading to maintain flowering. Can get a bit untidy, but not a major problem as they're not as tall as a lot of the salvias. Very easy to look after and have found them to be totally hardy in my southern garden.

Daisymay

Dorset

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survived a bad winter and flowered for months

5

This flowered well into autumn and has now got buds on in mid May It survived the really bad winter with several bouts of snow and frosts I am very happy with it Shame the picture doesn't show the whole plant

Maria

Solihull

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Accurate description

5

Description was accurate; plants were healthy and arrived in good condition, packing was excellent

Front gardener

East Midlands

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Beautiful plant but not really hardy

3

I bought this for a purple, blue & white border. It fitted in perfectly and was very healthy for the first season but didn't make it through the winter (2015 - no snow). I'd hesitate to buy another in case the same thing happened.

ljc99

Oxfordshire

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