Salvia dolomitica / Dolomite Sage / Seeds

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Salvia dolomitica / Dolomite Sage / Seeds

An attractive sage shrub from mountainous areas of southern Africa, with a long period of lilac and white flowers from early to mid summer.  The flowers contrast well with the aromatic leaves, which change from green to silver as they mature, with the whole plant growing to a height of 0.5 1m. 

Dolomite Sage looks best in an informal shrub border, rockeries and herb gardens.   The plants attract plenty of pollinators.  
Plant in a sunny to part shaded spot in composted well drained soil.  These plants are just hardy and better in warmer UK or Mediterranean gardens.  They can be grown in pots and brought into a greenhouse over winter.  Frost damaged plants often re-sprout from the roots.


Pack of 10 seeds.  Sow anytime in warm conditions, or spring/summer. Germination is erratic, so sow more than you need.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Half hardy shrub
Flowers June to mid-summer
Height 50 - 100cm
Spread Up to 150cm

Full sun to part shade and composted well-drained soil

Sow Sow Spring/Summer in moist seed compost.  Do not cover the seeds (except for a light cover of vermiculite if you prefer), as light is needed for germination.   Keep at 20-25 C and germination takes 10-14 days.  Or sow any time when germination temperatures can be met and seedlings grown on with some warmth and good light. Pot on the seedlings and plant out after the last frost in a sunny well drained spot.  
Grow Mulch roots in winter to protect against frost or bring into a greenhouse.  Cut back after flowering or in late spring to encourage new non-woody growth.  Plants can be reproduced from semi-ripe cuttings,taken from non-flowering stems in summer.