Salvia ‘Anthony Parker’: A great mid height shrub for the garden, growing to 1mH with dark purple flowers and calyces in autumn.
Salvia ‘Anthony Parker‘ , a good autumn flowering plant for birds and bees.
Flowers are a deep violet purple, semi tubular flower with the calyces being almost the same shade of purple. The flowering stem appears above the foliage, so you see a wonderful mass of purple in autumn, continuing into winter. Most calyces remain on the plant all winter, adding that extra colour in winter. Grown well it makes a stunning display of purple within the garden.
Leaves area broad lanceolate shape, mid green and slightly hairy. The leaves appear all along the stem, giving the shrub a dense appearance.
Salvia ‘Anthony Parker’ is a good tough plant for summer dry and cold winters as well as tolerating light frosts.
Grow either in full sun or light shade such as under an Eucalypt tree. As the growth habit is like a mushroom, mounds of this plant can makes a stunning display of purple within the garden if grown well.
Mulch well to keep the root area cool during the hot summer months. Cut the old stems back hard when shoots begin to show at the base in spring.
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