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Salvia Mirage Cherry Red
(Sage)

£15.00 £12.75

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Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
40cm x 40cm
Sun
Fully Hardy
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Your visitors won’t believe their eyes! This ‘Mirage’ isn’t trickery, it’s the brightest Cherry Red flower you’ll find. Don’t believe us? Trim it back and watch it flower again.

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award
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Description

Salvia Mirage Cherry Red is striking and attracts a wide range of pollinators to your garden, making it one of our most popular perennials in the UK. Being perennial, it will come back year after year. The vibrant Cherry Red flower spikes are uniquely shaped and held above the dark evergreen foliage making it a sight to behold in a wide selection of gardens. Mirage Cherry Red and is fully hardy and sturdy, and once established, is drought-tolerant so is perfect for someone who can’t regularly tend to the garden or in those areas that are difficult to water. A wide range of gardens will benefit from a little ‘Cherry’ including; Coastal Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Mediterranean climate Gardens, Urban Gardens and even baskets or pots. Its height makes it ideal for under planting in your flower beds, beneath your roses and shrubs. This eye-catching little Salvia is one of our registered RHS plants for pollinators, so helps our wildlife in decline. Mirage Cherry Red is also resistant to a lot of diseases and even resistant to the odd deer and rabbit! It’s an easy-keeper plant perfect for the garden beginner or for some lower maintenance spaces, yet still showy with the unique vibrant blooms.

Planting Conditions

Salvia Mirage Cherry Red likes any position in the garden with a light level of sun. They fare well in rich, fertile soils provided they are moist, but well-drained. It’s a great idea to add sand or grit to your soil when planting to support adequate drainage. You can tell if your soil is healthy, if there is a wealth of underground activity such as plant growth, earthworms and fungi.

Watering & Feeding

Salvias can get all the moisture they need from rainfall; once established they are drought tolerant, so they are minimal maintenance if planted into your flowerbeds. Often, intense heat would be the only time they would require an extra drink. Whilst establishing we recommend regular watering if your Salvia is placed in a pot or container until drought resistant. The best way to fertilise your Salvia Mirage Cherry Red is to mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost.

General Care

Our Salvias will relentlessly flower all summer if you just follow a few low-maintenance steps; as flowers fade, cut the flowers away and this will encourage the plant to keep producing a new wave of magnificent floral plumes between June and September and to follow with cutting back in autumn after flowering has finished. Salvias like a well-drained soil so if you have clay soil your Mirage Cherry Red would fare better in pots, containers or even window boxes. They generally avoid pests but may suffer from slugs, snails and leafhoppers.