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Salvia 'Red Arrow'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Red in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

sage 'Red Arrow'

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

'Red Arrow' is an erect bushy annual to 30cm, with deep green, ovate leaves and dense spikes of bright scarlet flowers with bracts of the same colour

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, light, well-drained, slightly acid, sandy soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 15-18ÂșC in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Slugs may damage young growth

Diseases

May be subjec to foot and root rots in wet soils