SALVIA AFRICAN SKY
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.
Buy 10 or more and get them for $4.30 per item
Buy 25 or more and get them for $3.90 per item
*Price adjustments will be reflected in the cart.
At Garden Express you can make a purchase with confidence. Our living merchandise is normally guaranteed to grow if our free growing guide instructions are followed. Any guaranteed items that do not grow within 3 months (6 months for dormant items) will be replaced, credited to your account or fully refunded.
The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.
Delivery is normally via Australia Post with larger orders delivered via StarTrack Express* courier. We service virtually all areas of Australia with only those areas not serviced by these organisations being excluded (e.g. remote islands and Territories such as Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Cocos Islands, Groote Eylandt). We do not deliver outside Australia but happily deliver orders placed from overseas for Australian delivery. Our regular delivery charge for basic items is $9.50 Australia-wide, regardless of the number of items ordered. Due to their higher freight costs, bulky or heavy products such as roses, large pots and a small number of hard goods have higher delivery charges. The summary of all current delivery options is:
- Orders NOT containing Roses, 120mm and larger pots/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, Composting Buckets, nor any items with individually specified delivery charges, all delivered at one time, will incur the normal $9.50 freight charge. These items are referred to as “Basic Items”.
- Orders containing bush Roses, 120mm up to 155mm pot/grow-bags, Composting Buckets, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $13.90 freight charge.
- Orders containing Standard and/or Patio Roses, 160mm up to a 200mm pot/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $20.00 freight charge.
- Orders containing Weeping Roses, Garden Beds, Greenhouses or pots/grow-bags greater than 200mm, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $30.00 freight charge.
- Orders containing products with explicitly stated delivery charges will incur charges as detailed in the individual product description.
Orders containing products from two different seasons (eg Rose or spring bulb pre-orders) that require separate deliveries will incur two delivery charges at the relevant rates (unless a free freight offer applies). A $4.00 Quarantine Inspection Surcharge applies in addition to the Delivery Charge for orders delivered to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to the increased complexity of quarantine requirements.
As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons. *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ‘Free Delivery’ vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description. Individual items may be back ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.
Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.
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.
✔ 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.