This delightful perennial is one of the newest members of the Salvia family. It was only introduced in 2020 at the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show and like other Salvia, it produces an abundance of eye-catching, bicoloured purple and white flowers over the summer months.
An unusual and very pretty hardy member of the sage family, Oriental Dove is a great 'doer' and will look incredible in a patio pot or in a sunny border! Compact and bushy, it's closely related to the much-admired 'Amethyst Lips', and produces an abundance of eye-catching, purple flowers throughout the summer on plants that stay manageable at just 50cm.
The bright, velvety flowers will light up your garden in purple from early summer to the first frosts in October, in a wonderful 5-month display. Each bloom has a delicate, frilly lip that has a distinctive white edge making it look like a little frilly skirt. As a bonus, the leaves are lightly scented too which only adds to the appeal of this charming plant.
This Salvia is really easy to care for and flowers prolifically with minimal care perfect for beginners! Being winter hardy, it will die back underground in the autumn only to burst into life again with fresh new growth each spring.
Supplied as a collection of 3 plants in 9cm pots, ready for immediate planting.
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