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Salvia Dolomitica
Salvia Dolomitica
Marnie's Garden

Salvia Dolomitica

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Salvia dolomitica is a hardy, fairly fast growing, neat upright shrub, 1-2 m high. It branches from a basal rootstock-like stem and the diameter expands, over time, to form a thicker bush. Simple, aromatic leaves are a fresh green when young and age to an attractive dusty grey-green. Flowers Spring to mid-Summer. The calyx remains after flowering and turns a deep pinkish-purple, lengthening the display. Salvia dolomitica is one of the older South African sages, still adapted to bee pollination. The plants need to be pruned back hard every year or alternatively every second year to encourage bushy, non-woody growth.

Plant Type Perennial
Flower Colour Pink, mauve/lilac
Height 2m
Width 2m
Sun / Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub tropical
Drought Dry periods
Coastal Yes
Frost Light
Native Exotic
Flower Months Summer -Autumn

 


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