Salvia mexicana 'Lolita'
A fantastic new addition which I now use instead of ‘Limelight’, ‘Lolita’ has proven to be a much better garden subject, forming a more rounded, bushy shrub that stands up to the weather far better but still provides that stunning contrast of purple and lime green in the flowers. Flowering begins in mid summer (earlier than Limelight) and continues until late autumn for me. Will tolerate light frost and is best left unpruned until spring, when you can prune it back to new growth just above the base. Hard pruning in autumn or winter is likely to kill the plant entirely. Full sun to part shade, 1.5-1.7m high at flowering, x 1m wide. 1 litre pot.