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Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove
Salvia Oriental Dove

Salvia 'Oriental Dove'

An easy-to-grow patio plant with masses of vibrant, colouful flowers.
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  • Each bloom appears in a stunning shade of purple with delicate white edging.
  • A new member of the Salvia family, only introduced at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2020.
  • A neat and bushy hardy perennial that will grow to about 60cm tall.
  • Easy to grow in pots or garden borders, best results in full sun.
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant straight out.

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Item: 560727
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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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Item 560727 supplied as:
Supplied as a collection of 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant straight out. H50cm x W50cm. Flowers June to October.

Plant Care Information

Top Tips

To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as the blooms start to fade.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Salvia 'Oriental Dove':

  • Salvias grow best in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, avoid excessively exposed areas and waterlogged soils.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
    The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
    Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.


Aftercare advice for Oriental Dove:

  • Feed and water regularly until plants are fully established.
  • Although perennial, Oriental Dove will require some winter protection outdoors in the form of a straw mulch and if growing it in containers, move to a cold greenhouse or conservatory to prevent the cold from penetrating to the roots.
  • In spring, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant


Pruning Advice for Salvia:

  • Prune lightly in late spring when new growth appears to remove dead stems and to maintain a bushy shape

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
50 cm
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