Salvia bulleyana


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Hardy perennial

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This eye-catching tender perennial from China blooms from mid- to late summer. Its yellow flowers have purple-brown lower lips and bright green calyces. Due to its half-hardy nature, plants can only go outside for the summer. Plant out when the danger of frost has past in May or June and lift in autumn to bring indoors to overwinter in a frost-free place. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. To propagate, take cuttings in summer or autumn.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: bulleyana

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: July to October

Time to plant: May to June

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