Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'

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Buy Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' Balkan clary: Lilac-purple flower spires

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

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

    Providing colour for several months from midsummer, the slender upright spires of this sage are clothed in purple-pink buds, which open from the base upwards to lilac-purple, hooded flowers. Plant it towards the front of a sunny, well-drained border, or create drifts through a prairie-style garden where the bees and butterflies will flock to the flowers.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Impressive display

5

Healthy plants securely packaged. Impressive display - still flowering at the beginning of December.

Dark Angel

North East England

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probably wrong place

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I probably positioned these in wrong position, too much shade and impoverished ground.it was a gamble which didn't work However they are real tryers and some survived. Moved them a few weeks ago and already they appear to have bulked up, looking forward to a year of growth and colour!

JB

herts

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Stunning.

5

Beautiful colour...Looks great alongside Oriental Patty's Poppy & Scabious. Great for bees and forms a dense clump pretty quickly.

DavidG

Essex

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Great plant, lovely flowers

5

When arrived the 3 plants were very small (April), but they grew so quickly and were the first of summerflowering plants that I bought to stary flowering. And then continued to be in flower throughout the summer, with very little maintenance, fa few feeds, irregular watering (small baby at home,so.aatering was quite.random ). Was a dry summer so the plants did exceptionally well. They are planted in a nice sunny spot (some shade in the afternoon). Beautiful purple flowers, go well with other plants. I only wish I planted them closer to the fence as they grow towards the sun so have gone onto the lawn a bit. Recommend them, especially to novices and clueless but keen gardeners.

RubyRain

Southeast England

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Will any Salvias tolerate a west facing position?

Salliet

Hello, Yes, provided they get loads of sun they will be fine.

Helen

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