Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight'

Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight'

Salvia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight'
  • Common name: Salvia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Perennial salvias make a great addition to mixed borders, bearing spiky, nectar-rich flowers throughout the summer months, and often into autumn.

Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight' bears masses of rich blue flowers on bushy plants with mid-green foliage, from midsummer to autumn. It's perfect for planting near a bench or path, where you can enjoy its pretty blooms, or in an informal, mixed, sunny border. The flowers are extremely attractive bees and other pollinators.

For best results grow Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight' in well-drained soil, in full sun. Plants may need protection in winter.

Position

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

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

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