Salvia 'Amethyst'
Salvia 'Amethyst'
Salvia 'Amethyst'
Salvia 'Amethyst'
Salvia 'Amethyst'
Salvia 'Amethyst'
Salvia 'Amethyst'

Salvia 'Amethyst'

"Woodland sage"

Salvia 'Amethyst'

1 bare root — £2.48

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Description

The slender, upright spires of this Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' are clothed in purple-pink buds, which open from the base upwards to form beautiful lilac-purple, hooded flowers. This colour keeps coming from mid-summer to mid-autumn. Known as the Balkan clary or woodland sage, the blooms on this member of the sage family are carried high above the clumps of aromatic, mid-green leaves. The habit of Salvia 'Amethyst' makes it an excellent plant for blending with other perennials!

Plant it towards the front or middle of a sunny border in a free-draining soil, or create drifts through a prairie-style garden, where pollinating insects like bees and butterflies will flock to the flowers. ‘Amethyst’ is so highly regarded by experts, that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given it the coveted Award of Garden Merit.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Salvia 'Amethyst' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Woodland sage" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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