Hinton Ampner Garden

Salvia atrocyanea

Salvia Atrocyanea

Location:

The Walled Garden - on the left as you enter through the wooden gate from the Visitor Centre

Description:

This striking plant from Bolivia, can rapidly reach 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft.). Flowering from mid-summer until frost it is a useful addition to a large border. The large deep blue flowers are densely packed along the stems, which causes them to droop in an attractive manner. The name Atrocyanea means very dark blue.

Site and Care:

It is reliably hardy in the South of the UK but is cut back by frost re-sprouting from the base in spring. Regular watering is necessary in dry spells. It succeeds in full sun or partial shade. Propagation is by seed or cuttings.