Salvia x jamensis Nachtvlinder

Common name: Sage

Enjoy vibrant, deep purple blooms and a sweet scent with Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'.

-10 to -15°C
Good Cut Flowers
Good for Pollinators

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Place Salvia Nachtvlinder near a path or seat where you can fully enjoy the sweet minty-blackcurrant aroma which the foliage releases whenever it is brushed past. Velvety dark plum-purple open-mouthed blooms with a sumptuous red-purple sheen, are held on strong wiry stems from May to September and often longer, until the first frosts. Nachtvlinder is a Dutch word, meaning night moth - a wonderful pollinator. Much like its namesake, the flowers will be busy and buzzing with numerous visits from passing pollinators, mainly bees. Salvia Nachtvlinder has been given the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, for outstanding performance in the garden.Prefers well-drained soil in full sun or part shade and will reach a height of 75cm with a spread of 50cm. A hardy perennial (H5) which will tolerate temperatures as low as -15 C in well-drained ground. Grow outside all year round, only providing winter protection during the very harshest of weather. The plant will keep its foliage during milder winters.
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Key Information
Latin Name Salvia Nachtvlinder YP
Common Name Sage
Hardiness H5 (-10 to -15°C)
Colour Purple
Type Perennial
Position Full-Sun, Part-Shade, Part-Sun
Format Young Plants
Height in Maturity (m) 0.75
Spread in Maturity (m) 0.50
Soil Conditions Chalk Loam Sand
Aspect South-facing, West-facing
Scented Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Good for pots Yes
Good for Rockeries Yes
Good for wildlife Yes
Good for pollinators Yes
Good for cutting Yes
Good for groundcover Yes

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