Salvia urica - 1 litre grade
Big bushy, cutting-grown plants of this rarely available variety, with upright bushy growth and an angular branching habit. Smaller but exquisitely beautiful intense blue flowers, each with a flared lower lip, appear from summer right through until winter, the colour changing from deep indigo to a lighter shade depending on the sunshine. The softly hairy leaves are tinted gold when they first emerge in spring from their winter dormancy but deepen to mid green and are soft to touch. Hardy to light frosts. Prefers a half day of sun with added compost or leafy mulch in the heat of summer. Flowering size at maturity 80-100cm high and wide. 9cm pot.