Hinton Ampner Garden

Salvia confertiflora


The Sunken Garden and The Terrace


A half-hardy shrubby perennial up to about 1m best in its second or third year. The small red flowers form in a narrow spire and are held close to the stem with the calyces of each flower and the flower stems being fuzzy crimson.

Site and Care:

Humus rich, fertile, light, well-drained soil of any type in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead to encourage more flowers. It is hardy in the south of the UK but it is as well to protect it with a thick mulch over winter. Propagation is by cuttings in late summer or division in spring.