Salvia ‘Heatwave Glare’ (Heatwave) PBR (microphylla):
A microphylla type of plant, low growing bushy shrub60cm H in full sun, with very white flowers.
Salvia ‘ Glare’ (Heatwave) is a neat tidy plant with very white flowers.
Flowers: are a typical microphylla shape, but the bottom lobes are exerted and cupped. They are a pure white colour with a green calyx which shows off the white of the corolla beautifully, providing a good contrast. Although the main flowering period begins in spring, flowers will appear for most of the year until cut back in autumn.
Leaves: are mid green, a typical microphylla leaf, elongated, oval shapes with small crenations along the edges.
Salvia ‘Glare’ is a good small tough, hardy plant for the front of the bed. Besides putting on a strong display of white flowers all summer. it also clips well if grown as a hedge. Best grown in a sunny position in a good friable well drained soil.
Grow this lovely Salvia in among other vibrant blues and crimson coloured shrubs to act as a foil or grow it among other yellows and orange perennials to cool down the colour scheme. This Salvia also goes well with a pastel coloured scheme of planting. Being a pure white colour, it pairs and contrasts well with all those colours in the garden.
Bees and moths visit these flowers constantly.
Tough for summer dry heat and hardy for winter cold, even tolerating light frosts.
Pruning can be either a light trim, if growing as a hedge or clean out the shrub by cutting out any dead or twiggy stems. Always cut back to a good green bud. After the new growth matures, the flowers will appear again.
Easily propagated by tip cuttings, taken any time of the year.
This plant has Plants Protection Rights ( PBR) , so we cannot promote or propagate this plant.Back to Varieties