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Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano' / Lyre Leaved Sage / Seeds

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Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano' / Lyre Leaved Sage / Seeds

A Salvia grown for its attractive ornamental deep purple leaves.  Each plant grows a rosette of leaves to a height of about 40 cm with tall spikes of delicate violet flowers from May/June to August.   


Salvia 'Purple Volcano' is good for containers, edging, ground cover and for landscaping.  It is tough once established and has good tolerance of heat in the summer.    


Plant in a sunny spot for the best purple leaves.  Plants grown in the shade will have greener leaves. 

 

Pack of 25 seeds.  Sow anytime, most commonly January to June.  Plants flower in the first year from early sowings.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May/June to August
Height 40cm
Spread 40cm
Conditions  Sun to light shade and well drained soil
Sow Sow anytime, generally January to June in moist seed compost. Cover the seeds lightly with compost or vermiculite.  Keep at 18-21C and seedlings emerge in 1-4 weeks.  Pot on seedlings when they are big enough to handle.  Plant out after the last frost.  
Grow Tidy up the plants at the end of the year.  They start growing again in spring.  Semi-ripe cuttings take well in summer.