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Salvias are one of our most popular perennials due to their glossy green foliage and spikes colourful flowers. With a wide variety of Salvias to choose from there will definitely be something for you here. Different varieties offer different flower arrangements and come in a very wide selection of colours. All our Salvias are garden ready, established plants that will add to an already beautiful garden or a great starting point for a new project. All our Salvias that are available to buy online are available for delivery nationwide across the UK.

Salvia, commonly known as sage, is a versatile and vibrant perennial plant that adds beauty and fragrance to gardens. Proper planting is essential for the health and vitality of your Salvia. Follow this guide for successful Salvia cultivation:


Site Selection

Choose a well-drained location with full sunlight. Salvia thrives in areas that receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

Ensure the soil is rich, loamy, and well-draining. Salvia prefers slightly alkaline to neutral soil pH.


Planting Time

Plant Salvia in the spring after the last frost date for your region. This allows the plant to establish itself before the heat of summer.


Planting Depth

Dig a hole twice the diameter of the root ball and place the Salvia plant at the same depth as it was in the nursery container. Ensure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.



Space Salvia plants according to their mature size, typically 12 to 24 inches apart. This provides adequate air circulation and prevents overcrowding.



Water newly planted Salvia thoroughly to help establish the roots. Once established, Salvia is drought-tolerant, but regular watering during dry periods promotes healthier growth and flowering.



Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as straw or bark, around the base of the Salvia plant. Mulching helps retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.



Feed Salvia with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can lead to lush foliage at the expense of flowers.



Prune Salvia regularly to encourage bushier growth and prolong flowering. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming.



Provide support for taller varieties of Salvia to prevent them from flopping over. This is especially important in windy locations.



In colder climates, mulch around the base of Salvia plants in late autumn to protect them from winter frost.


Pests and Diseases

Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids or spider mites. Treat with insecticidal soap if necessary. Well-drained soil helps prevent root rot and other fungal diseases.


Enjoy the Blooms

Sit back and enjoy the colourful and fragrant blooms of your Salvia. These plants attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to a vibrant and dynamic garden ecosystem.


By following these guidelines, you can create an optimal environment for your Salvia plants to thrive and contribute to the beauty of your garden.

Proper aftercare is crucial to maintaining the health and vitality of your Salvia plants. Follow these guidelines to ensure your Salvia continues to thrive long after the initial planting:



While Salvia is drought-tolerant, consistent watering is essential, especially during the dry spells. Water deeply when the soil is dry to the touch, but avoid waterlogged conditions. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal issues.



Maintain a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the Salvia. Mulching helps conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Refresh the mulch as needed.



Feed your Salvia plants with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can lead to lush foliage at the expense of flowering. Follow the package instructions for application rates.



Regular pruning encourages bushier growth and prolongs the flowering period. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming. Cut back leggy or overgrown stems to maintain a compact shape.



Provide support for taller varieties of Salvia, especially during windy conditions. Staking or using plant supports can prevent the plants from flopping over and maintain an upright appearance.


Pest Management

Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, spider mites, or whiteflies. Insecticidal soap or neem oil can be used to treat minor infestations. Remove and dispose of heavily infested plant parts.



Disease Prevention

Ensure good air circulation around Salvia plants to minimise the risk of fungal diseases. Avoid overhead watering, as wet foliage can contribute to issues like powdery mildew. If signs of disease appear, treat promptly with appropriate fungicides.


Winter Care

In colder climates, apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of Salvia plants in late autumn. This helps protect the roots from freezing temperatures. Trim back dead or damaged stems in early spring.


Divide and Propagate

Every few years, consider dividing large clumps of Salvia to rejuvenate the plants and promote better growth. Propagate new plants by taking cuttings in late spring or early summer.


Monitor and Enjoy

Regularly monitor your Salvia for any signs of stress, disease, or pest issues. Take prompt action to address problems. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the vibrant blooms and the pollinators they attract to your garden.


By following these aftercare practices, you’ll help your Salvia plants remain healthy, vigorous, and a beautiful addition to your garden landscape.

While we strive to provide comprehensive guidance on caring for Salvia plants, it’s crucial to acknowledge that certain factors, such as extreme weather conditions, are beyond our control. Unpredictable weather events, including but not limited to severe frost, prolonged heatwaves, strong winds, or exceptionally heavy rainfall, can impact the health and performance of your Salvia.


Our Advice


Weather Monitoring

Stay vigilant and monitor local weather forecasts regularly. Extreme conditions may necessitate additional protective measures for your Salvia.

Protective Measures

During periods of extreme weather, consider implementing protective measures such as providing temporary shading during intense heat or covering plants during unexpected frost.

Aftermath Assessment

Following extreme weather events, assess the condition of your Salvia. If damage occurs, follow appropriate care steps, including pruning damaged parts and adjusting watering routines.




Natural Variables

Salvia, like any living organism, is influenced by natural variables. Extreme weather events are inherent risks that may impact plant health despite best care practices.

No Guarantee

Due to the unpredictable nature of extreme weather, we cannot guarantee the outcome of your Salvia’s response to such conditions. Plants may exhibit stress or damage beyond our control.


Your Responsibility


Preventive Measures

We encourage you to take proactive measures based on weather forecasts and to implement protective strategies to minimise potential harm during extreme weather.


Recognise that Salvia, while resilient, may respond differently to various weather conditions. Adapt care practices accordingly and be prepared to address any adverse effects.


Contact Us

If you have specific concerns or questions related to extreme weather impacts on your Salvia, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to offer guidance and support within the scope of our expertise.




Note: This disclaimer serves to acknowledge the unpredictability of extreme weather events and the associated risks to Salvia plants. Your understanding and proactive care are key to ensuring the well-being of your garden.