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Salvia microphylla 'Pleasant View' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink and Purple in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

baby sage 'Pleasant View'

Family

Lamiaceae


Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes

'Pleasant View' is a bushy sub-shrub with small, ovate leaves and spike-like terminal racemes of two-lipped, bright purplish-pink flowers in late summer and autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Salvia microphylla var. neurepia 'Pleasant View'
  • Salvia × jamensis 'Pleasant View'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Best in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by basal cuttings or softwood cuttings in spring or early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 9 in spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free