Salvia ‘Heatwave Blaze’ PBR. ( microphylla): A small tidy rounded subshrub 40-60 cm H with vibrant crimson flowers that flower for most of the year.
Salvia ‘Heatwave Blaze’ flowers for most of the year, making it a quite a striking plant when in flower.
Flowers: are dark crimson along a long flower head, looking stunning with the coloured calyces. Flowering for most of the year, very floriferous , attracting so many bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinating insects.
Calyces: are a dark crimson/purple, ribbed with pointed lobes.
Leaves: are a mid green, a broad oval leaf with rounded crenations along the edge. Most stems are well clothes with leaves.
Salvia ‘Blaze’ is quite stunning in the garden. As it flowers continuously, the eye is often drawn to this Salvia with it’s dark crimson display of flowers all over the shrub. Plant either in a mixed border or in positions to brighten up the garden.
Plant with vivid purples and dark blue shrubs and perennials in a full sun position. Use white perennials to act as a foil to other vivid coloured flowers.
S. ‘Heatwave Blaze’ is a hardy plant for summer heat, fairly drought tolerant, winter hardy, as well as withstanding a light frost.
After summer, it is best to clean out the bush, by cutting out any dead or twiggy growth. Neaten the shape by pruning down to a good green bud. This prune will help to invigorate the shrub with loads of new growth. Feed and mulch well to keep the root area cool in the hot dry summer months.
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