Salvia argentea - greener leaf form
A new-to-me seed-grown strain which has less silvery, more greener foliage than the usual form. I will be growing this one on in the gardens myself but have plenty to share with you as well. So far the leaves are lovely, and the plants seem to create a softer effect and are perhaps easier to pair with other perennials. No doubt there will be the usual magnificent candelabra-like flower stems next year, with masses of stunning pure white flowers appearing in early summer in its 2nd season. Drought tolerant and prefers a well-drained position in full sun. Plant where the soft leaves can be touched – everybody wants to do this! This can behave like a biennial and will often die once it flowers and sets seed, but it can live longer if the flower stem is cut back straight after flowering, and you will usually get two years of fabulous foliage to look at. Plant a few every year or two to enjoy. Flowering height 70-100cm, foliage clump around 40cm across. 9cm pot.