Salvia involucrata Bethellii
With a knob of bracts at the top of each raceme, this 2m herbaceous sage is quite a vicious, yet beguiling shade of pink with a dash of mauve. Like dahlias, can survive the winter outside but safer housed. Aug-Oct. H3.
You can learn more about salvias by booking a place on our Salvia and Mint Study Day taking place this June, where plantswoman Marina Christopher will demonstrate the different species and their botanical characteristics along their various uses and their importance to the ecology of the garden.
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