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Salvia dolomitica

Family: Lamiaceae (Sage or Mint family)

Common names: South African Sage, Dolomite Sage (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub

Salvia dolomitica

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

2m x 1m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Salvia dolomitica

DESCRIPTION

This perennial shrub profusely covered with grey-green leaves which have an unusual yet pleasing scent. It bears lavender-pink and white flowers which are carried on dark maroon flower bracts. The plant spreads slowly by rhizomes and eventually creates a dense thicket.   This sage is a wonderful addition to any garden planting with its fresh, pleasantly aromatic foliage which can be complemented by other shrubs, herbaceous perennials or fynbos. It will also add a calm grey hue, with its abundant flowers, to a summer garden display. It is suitable as a foreground or background planting.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts bees and other insect pollinators to the garden.
LANDSCAPING USES
This is a carefree plant suitable for a sunny mixed border in large or small gardens.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Rockery
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE

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