Salvia microphylla ‘ Heatwave Glitter ‘ PBR: A small subshrub, 40-60 cm H. A neat compact Salvia with bright pale pink flowers most of the year.
Salvia microphylla ‘Heatwave Glitter’ has Plant Protection Rights attached, so cannot be promoted without a license.
Flowers : are a bright pale pink with a prominent white beeline to the throat. The hood has darker pink hairs at the end. The lower lobe is a delicate pink with a tinge of mauve, often cupped to catch moisture .
This shrub produces masses of flowers for most of the year, attracting all manner of small insects, bees, butterflies and moths.
Calyces: are green to olive green, ribbed, often with coloured tips on the exposed side.
Leaves: are midgreen, small lanceolate shaped, a blunt point at the tip with visual veins and small rounded crenations around the edge.
Salvia microphylla ‘Heatwave Glitter’ is a pretty small shrub for the garden, neat and tidy, only needing trimming at the end of summer. Grow in full sun as a hedge or in an informal border with other darker pinks, whites, purples and blues. This Salvia will brighten any dull corners of the garden. Bees and butterflies can be seen visiting these gorgeous pink flowers over the flowering season.
This is a tough hardy plant for the hot dry summer season, tolerating the winter cold and light frosts.
Although this Salvia flowers for most of the year, it is best to trim and neaten at the end of summer. Dead head the masses of flowers by lightly trimming, but cut out any dead or twiggy stems, feed and mulch well to keep the root area cool during the hot dry summer months.
Propagation: As this Salvia has a PBR label, it cannot be sold unless licensed to sell.