Salvia Royal Bumble
Vibrant cherry red flowers from mid summer, attract bees to the garden, and contrast wonderfully with the purple flushed stems.
Month Available: May
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Red
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Mid summer to autumn flowering.
Height / Spread: 60cm x 40cm (24in x 16in)
I find this thrives in my garden as long as it is not planted in the heat of the sun.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Capsid Bug, Red Spider Mite, Whitefly
Plant Care: Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering.
Care and Time: Medium - summer
Benefits: Bright flower colour, interesting foliage, ideal for mixed borders.
History: This is greggii species of Salvia which naturally thrive in rocky soils.
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