Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

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<ul><br><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average<li><b> Flowering period:</b> May to August<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>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.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.


  • 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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5.0

Flowers last for ages

By Kirstie

from Midllothian

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  • Attractive
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    Comments about Crocus Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain':

    I bought 3 of these last summer and they have survived the winter. Grew strongly in the Spring with tall spikes of purple flowers that have lasted months. They are still there now in early October. I made the mistake of putting them deep into a circular border and found it difficult to get to them to dead head. I'd recommend planting where you can reach them without stepping on other plants. I've moved mine to nearer the edge of the bed having trimmed off most of the flowers.

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    3.0

    Easy and subtle

    By Isabel

    from Wiltshire

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    Comments about Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain':

    Fine if you like a fairly soft purple. It makes it easy to fit in to pastel colour schemes and the flower arrangement is interesting.

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    5.0

    An eye catcher

    By Nicky Veitch

    from Berkshire

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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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