Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'
Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'

Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'

"Balkan clary"

Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'

1 bare root — £3.98

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Description

Salvias, or forms of flowering sage, have never been more popular, and the Salvia 'Feathers' range, one of the newer strains, has broken boundaries. All plants in the range have unique, deeply incised, scented foliage that gives plants a light elegance. Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo' is stunning. It’s a compact, bushy, hardy border perennial with mid-green deeply cut leaves. But it’s the slender spikes of small, soft pink-lipped flowers that make us stare in wonder. Each bloom of Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo' has a co-ordinating dark lavender-pink bract, which adds to the charm. Flowers are carried throughout summer and towards mid- to late autumn.

 There are just so many good reasons to grow Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo'—let’s begin with the incredibly long flowering time. This beauty starts flowering from as early as May and continues well into mid-summer. Give it a quick snip at that point and usually it’ll flower again in autumn. It’s extra prolific with a bushy and compact habit, the overall effect is a dense display of pretty dusky pink blooms on sturdy upright stems. The foliage is fragrant, which is a nice added bonus, and also it’s a pollinator magnet – bees and butterflies simply adore it.

If that’s not enough reasons to grow Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo', there are more. It’s low maintenance and incredibly resilient. Typically drought and heat tolerant during summer once its settled in, and also fully hardy so you don’t have to worry about it during winter either. This ornamental sage likes a sunny spot and fits in well with cottage-style planting schemes, it’s perfect for pots or borders. Try combining this with other sun-loving perennials such as Geranium 'Rozanne' or Stachys 'Humello'.

A mature plant will reach a height and spread of around 50cm, making Salvia 'Feathers Flamingo' perfect for the front of a border,or as a solo container plant, or in a mixed planting in a patio pot. A prolifically flowering Salvia, 'Feathers Flamingo' looks superb paired with forms of catmint (Nepeta) and cotton lavender (Santolina), especially if interplanted with ornamental onions (Allium).

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Salvia Feathers Flamingo ('Bocoffla'ᴾᴮᴿ)

  • Flower colour

    Soft pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • 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

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

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  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

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

    • Plant your "Balkan clary" 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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