Salvias

The Salvias represent the biggest and most diverse genus of perennial in the plant world. Their homes are far flung across the continents of the world and their growth habits and colours vary immensely.

We grow quite a large selection of them as they mix well with roses. OK some are thugs and need to be planted in wild tough places to stop them taking over the world…but hey! roses are just the same! so there’s a salvia to go with every rose really.

We attempt to have a selection available at any given time, but will portray here the varieties we have growing in the garden. If they are not currently available, feel free to inquire when they might be.

This page could take a while to complete so bear with an incomplete list to start…

The Salvias are $5-$6 each,well grown plants

Amistad

A well known Salvia and for good reason. Amistad is one of the best, a 1.5m shrub or can be kept smaller with pruning. Deep purple flowers almost the entire year long. Makes a huge and stunning show. $6.00

Africanus 

50cm brown A paragon! Such a tough and interesting plant. A round shrub of about 90cm with wavy, silver foliage and incredible russet brown flowers. Very rare and cool. $6.00

Confertiflora,

A BIG salvia for the back of the garden, really stunning and reliable flowerer with masses of fluffy burnt orange candles. Strong citrus scent. Up to 2m. $6.00

EMBERS WISH

Exactly the same as Wendy’s Wish but with orange flowers $5.00

Farinacea

Forsskaoli

A low rosette with tall blue and white flowers spikes (60cm), lovely soft colour and self seeds around so you can dig up and pop around the garden. Lovely plant.  $4.00

Gregii,

Low non stop flowerers, many different colours.

Involucrata

A nice medium salvia with fuzzy round pink flowers, very pretty and well behaved, we have a baby pink and a very dark pink variant available. $5.00 pale $6.00 dark

Iodantha

Very tall dark pink salvia, bushy and shrub like, flowers later in the season and well on into the winter months. Excellent against a fence or wall or at the back of the garden. 2m. $6.00

Leucanthe

90cm purple/ blue and white

Madrensis 

Another tall Salvia, very similar to Confertiflora but a soft yellow flower. Rare. 1.5m $7.00

Mexicana

Very Striking Salvia with bright lime green bracts and blue flowers, a powerful combo! Tall, tough and always commented on in the garden. 1.5m or again can be trimmed. $6.00

Pineapple Sage

A well known and loved variety with masses of red flowers for most of the year, its biggest merit it the scent of the foliage, impossibly sweet and delicious smelling of pineapple. 1.5m. $5.00

ULIGANOSA

A tall whimsical Salvia, Truly pale blue flowers (as in the colour of the sky!) on straight, fine stems. A spreading plant so keep an eye on it once its covered the area intended! $3.00Wine

WENDY’S WISH

A modern cultivar with dark leaves and gorgeous dark pink flowers, a nice bushy, medium growing habit. VERY free flowering and great for border or pot. $5.00

SALVIA SURPRISE PACK!

As long time collectors of Salvia species we have a number or other varieties available too! All of our other types we only currently have one or a few plants in the nursery so have not included them on the list but if you would like a three pack of randomly selected rare and interesting Salvia (not included in the list) we can do three for $15! All smaller, well proven types.