Salvia argentea plants – ( Artemis , Silver sage)

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Picture thanks to Jelitto Seeds

There are just a few of these plants in 9cm pots.

 

This plant is a short lived perennial, which is grown for its unusual bright silver leafed foliage, which gradually turns to grey-green as the summer advances. The leaves are quite plump and fuzzy like a lambs ear. It is best placed at the front of the garden where its beautiful tactile foliage can be appreciated. It dies down in winter and comes up again in spring. It is frost hardy to approx minus 20 deg C. If side shoots appear in the second year, they can be removed with some of the root and transplanted to propagate new plants. The plant will usually set some seedlings if left to flower, but usually it will die after flowering. The flowers themselves produce a lovely show and are displayed on 60 – 90cm stems . They are hooded white flowers which are faintly suffused with pink. Some gardeners remove them to keep the plant from spending all its energy, and to try and get it to last longer.

Additional information

Classification

Short lived perennial

Common Name

Silver Sage

Family

Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

approx 60cm with flowers