Puriri Lane | Salvia miniata

Salvia miniata

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perfect for pollinators

Salvia miniata also known as Mountain Sage or Belize Sage has striking luminous orange red flowers with lovely glossy green leaves which make it quite different from many others in the salvia family.

This is an evergreen woody salvia and as such retains its foliage year round. This plant is apparently frost tender although ours is sitting out in full sun so it does catch the frost but I can see no damage from the frosts that we get here although it would not be ideal in a hard frost situation.

Pruning is both an art and a science, but only by getting started will you learn by both practice and experience. It takes time to become a proficient pruner and you will only do this by learning by your mistakes as I have!  Salvias in general are pretty quick to rebound so if you inadvertently take too bigger cut, they will be fine!

The one thing that determines when you prune will be the climate in your particular area, weather, sun exposure, your space availability all of these factors will determine the timing and like me you will learn over time the particular requirements of this plant as well as others in your garden.

Essentially you can perform cosmetic pruning, shaping or controlling  of the height and width of the plant as well as  removing the oldest wood, the latter will encourage new growth.

Deadheading which is the removal of spent flowers, is a good practice to get into as this will not only benefit the health of the plant, but also the appearance. Deadheading can be done at any time and involves removing the entire stem of spent growth.  The term "spent" simply means that the  flowering stems have finished flowering and will then begin to set seed.

Plants love a well drained but rich soil  and will cope with partial shade.  We have mulched ours to keep in the moisture but be sure to keep it away from the main stem so that it does not rot it.

Looks great planted with Alstroemeria Red Baron

Height up to 1m x 1m

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
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  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
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  • South Island | $25 minimum
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