Plant of the Month
Although available in many different colours, long lasting beautiful blue flowers are a prominent characteristic of Salvias. They attract butterflies and bees throughout summer and if deadheaded regularly will flower longer as this encourages the production of new blooms. If they become untidy in late summer you can cut the plant back by a third - it will then regrow and quite often flower again, right through until the autumn.
Salvias offer an enormous wealth of versatility and don't look out of place in a sunny mixed border with shrubs and English roses or in a traditional mixed herbaceous one. They can also be used in multiple bedding schemes, as a cut flower or in containers.
Height: from 90cm - 1.5m
Flowering time: May - July