Salvia ‘Coral’ (greggii): a small tough, hardy bushy shrub 40cmH, with coral orange flowers for a sunny position.
Salvia ‘Coral’ is a gorgeous small shrub for full sun areas in any garden.
Flowers: are a bright orange coral, with a wide bottom lobe and a small white throat marking to guide the insects into the flower. These flowers are nicely grouped along a coloured flower stem.
This Salvia flowers for most of the year until cut back in autumn to tidy and neaten. The flowers will appear again with new growth.
Calyces: are ribbed with an olive green/ brown colouring at the tips, especially on the exposed sides.
Leaves: are a typical greggii leaf. Small lineal shaped, entire edges with the midvein showing. These leaves are darker than many others, but more or less mid green. All stems are well clothed. They grow from 1 main stem.
Salvia ‘Coral’ is a good small shrub for the front of the bed, in full sun. A hedge of this compact growing shrub would look beautiful, especially as it continues to flowers for most of the year.
Plant with other vibrant coloured plants such as dark purples and blues. This coral orange colour contrasts nicely with other white perennials.Bees, butterflies and other insects enjoy these flowers.
A tough, hardy plant for summer heat and winter cold, tolerating light frosts.
At the end of autumn, it is best to clean out the shrub of any dead wood or twiggy stems. Prune back to a good green bud. This helps to prevent the stems from getting too woody and regenerates the bush.
Feed and mulch well to keep the root area warm during winter and cool during the hot dry months of summer.
Propagation: is from tip cuttings, taken at most times of the year.
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