Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble'

Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble'

Salvia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble'
  • Common name: Salvia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 50cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Perennial salvias more than earn their keep in ornamental borders, bearing spikes of nectar-rich flowers over a long flowering season.

Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble' bears masses of hot red flowers, in contrast with dark purple-green stems and leaves. It's more tolerant of coastal conditions than other salvias, and can also stand a bit of shade. 'Royal Bumble' is perfect for planting near a bench or path, where you can enjoy its pretty blooms and fragrant foliage. The flowers are extremely attractive bees and other pollinators.

For best results grow Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble' in well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may need protection in extreme winters.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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