Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'

Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’

Salvia

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'
  • Common name: Salvia
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’ bears large, pale blue, hooded flowers, in contrast with fresh, green foliage. It’s perfect for growing in herbaceous borders, the greenhouse or conservatory, where it provides a long season of nectar and pollen for bees.

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For best results grow Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’ in a sheltered, sunny spot in well-drained soil. Lift the whole plant in the autumn, cut it back and store the tubers similarly to dahlia tubers until spring. In milder regions plants can be left in situ but may benefit from a covering of horticultural fleece.

How to grow Salvia 'Cambridge Blue'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Salvia 'Cambridge Blue' and wildlife

Salvia 'Cambridge Blue' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Salvia 'Cambridge Blue' poisonous?

Salvia 'Cambridge Blue' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People