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Identifying a Salvia Plant

BiljeBilje Posts: 756
My local ALDI was selling pink flowered perennial Salvia plants today for £2.99. As I would I’ve bought three. There is no information as to what variety it might be. I’m assuming nothing post give the price. Anyone knowledgeable out there who can have a stab at a variety. Photo attached I hope. Thanks 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,949
    Could be "Rose Marvel". There's also "Sensation Rose" and "Rose Queen". Bit of a theme going on there  :)  
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,616
    I saw those, but didn't buy any (no room really). All I can say is herbaceous rather than shrubby. Possibly a form of S. nemorosa or S. pratensis (or a hybrid). Given that they were in Aldi fairly cheap, probably an older/established variety rather than a new one.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 756
    Thanks for the prompt replies. I didn’t expect it to be a new variety. I was reading about salvias earlier this week and didn’t know there were both herbaceous and shrubby ones, that’s the sort of information I required so I know how to treat them. 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,616
    Most of them like sun and good drainage (bog sage S. Uliginosa is the exception that I know about but yours isn't that). They're pretty much trouble-free if you can give them that kind of position. Keep well-watered to begin with - you won't over-water in this weather if the drainage is good enough.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,949
    It's an herbaceous type, full sun and good drainage as JennyJ says. 
    Deadhead them and you may get a second (smaller) flush of flowers. They're pretty tough once established. 
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 756
    Thanks again 
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,576
    My one herbaceous salvia was adored by slugs. It is no more. 😢
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,054
    I am going to leave the flowers on my salvia Caradonna to see if they add anything to the winter border.
    Building a garden is very personal. It's not quite the same as installing a boiler.
    James Alexander Sinclair 
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