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Salvia ‘Blue Marvel’ (PBR ‘Balsalarv’)


£18.00 £14.40
Great for wildlife
June - October
40cm x 40cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Salvia ‘Blue Marvel’ shines as our most popular selection, honoured with the prestigious RHS Plants for Pollinators award. Its striking dwarf stature boasts super large flowers, filling borders with an intense burst of colour. Compact and vibrant, it complements companions like Nepeta and Echinacea, creating a lively and diverse garden space. With its ability to attract pollinators and its striking hue, ‘Blue Marvel’ adds charm and vitality to any landscape.


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If you are looking for a Salvia that will stand out in the crowd then Salvia 'Blue Marvel' is an absolute beauty and a true favourite for our horticultural team! The plant is compact yet intense in a rich blue purple colour so will wonderfully fill the low spots in your borders. We all have those spaces in our garden that require a punch of colour, without adding too much garden maintenance. Salvia brings a fair few pollinators too as it is the one of the best pollinator attractors so you can see why it is our most popular. Salvia is resistant to a lot of diseases and even resistant to deer and rabbits. Salvia is very easy to care for and requires very little maintenance. A few things that keep them happy are sunny sheltered spots in the garden with moist but well drained soil, it’s an easy balance to find for them, usually in your borders in those gaps we don’t know what to do with.  Once you pop them into their spot, they will throw out plumes of colour all Summer long. Once flowers have gone over, a quick chop and Salvia flowers again and again between June and September. Salvia Blue Marvel will come back year after year and is drought tolerant so a perfect little flower to pop in those places your hosepipe won’t quite reach.

Planting Conditions

Salvia 'Blue Marvel' likes any position in the garden with a light level of sun. Salvia prefers a sunny, but sheltered position and grows well in rich, fertile soils provided they are moist, but well-drained. If your soil does not drain that well we advise that you can add some sand or grit when planting which will help with this. You can tell if your soil is healthy if there is plenty of underground activity such as plant growth, earthworms and fungi. Alternatively, you can purchase a testing kit which will let you know what type of soil you have.

Watering & Feeding

Salvias can get all the moisture they need from rainfall; once established they are drought tolerant, so is minimal maintenance if planted into your flowerbeds. Due to the thick foliage and flowers on our small and mighty Salvia 'Blue Marvel' we recommend watering regularly as rain rarely reaches the soil if they are in a pot. The best way to fertilise your Salvia is by removing any mulch and adding a 1-inch layer of compost. This is best done at the beginning of the Salvia flowering season in June.

General Care

Our Salvia will relentlessly flower all Summer if you can follow these few tips; as flowers fade, cut the flowers away as this will encourage the plant to keep producing new plumes of bright colour. Salvias like a well-drained soil so if your soil is clay soil your plant would fare better in pots, containers or even window boxes.