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Salvia hybrid

African Sky has a stunning display of sky blue flowers in the warmer months of the year.  Ideal for perennial borders Salvias are a riot of colour from spring through to autumn. 

A good pruning after flowering will ensure strong bushy regrowth for the next season.  It is suitable for a full sun to part shade position and requires little water once established. Perfect for pots and containers.

Supplied in a 50mm pot.

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from September.


  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Require little water once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Grows 90cm wide
  • Grows to 1m high
  • Most of the year

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from August - November, unless sold out.


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Common Name: SALVIA
Botanical Name: Salvia spp
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Semi evergreen Herbaceous Perennial
Flowering: Summer to autumn
Positioning: Will flower better if planted in full sun, but will grow in shade.
General Information: Salvias are a wonderful addition to any garden, with their aromatic foliage and boldly colored flowers and bracts they liven up the garden during the warmer months.
Soil: Prefers a well drained light textured soil.
Watering: Drought hardy once established, but will benefit from watering during dry spells.
Fertilising: Appreciates an application of complete fertiliser during spring.
Pruning: Can be pruned fairly hard in winter to encourage good spring growth.
Pests: Slugs and snails could be a problem.
Dislikes: Humidity.
✔ Ideal for Great ‘filler’ plants for a perennial bed, the relaxed habit of these plants fills empty spaces well. Good for adding height and color to the beds.
Tips: Many Salvias are edible, the leaves can be used for flavouring fruit salads and drinks.