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Salvia microphylla 'Sweet Laura'

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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 80cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Salvia microphylla 'Sweet Laura' Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Salvia microphylla ‘Sweet Laura’

Salvia microphylla ‘Sweet Laura’ is a small, shrubby perennial growing to about 40-50cm high and wide. The elliptical shaped leaves are mid green, with a slightly glossy appearance. They tend to roll in and have a clear central vein and a slightly serrated edge. The stems are green right to the top of the stem where the bracts start to blend from green to dark pinkish-brown. The flowers are two toned with the deeper pink hood providing a striking contrast against the dark bracts, before emerging completely. The lower lobes are a soft, pale pink with a hint of mauve. The bloom period should be from summer through to autumn.

Salvia ‘Sweet Laura’ originated in Queensland. The parent, Salvia microphylla is from the southern regions of Arizona in the United States and much of Mexico. The name ‘microphylla’ means small leaf in Greek and this plant is often called ‘myrtle of the mountain’ in Mexico. This is a complex species and it hybridises easily. Unfortunately, there is not much information available on its specific growth habits and requirements. However, it should do well in a full sun to part shade position and well drained soils. It is likely to be drought and frost tolerant, but some experimentation might be required. Trim as needed to maintain shape and provide extra water in the heat of summer if required.

The salvia family has over 900 members with an extensive history as culinary, medicinal and ornamental plants. Ornamental salvias have become collectors items, as gardeners try to find a place in their garden for each and every one. There are salvias that will suit every type of soil and climate. More information on the Salvia genus and Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) may be found on our Common Sage page.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    AB
    02/26/2021
    Anne B.
    Australia Australia
    Very happy customer

    Mudbrick herb cottage is an outstanding business. I received my little salvia Laura in quick time with very clear instructions for care of the tube stock. My little salvia has tripled in size and has beautiful fresh green foliage. Looking forward to seeing the flowers as this salvia is not sold in large garden centres such as Bunnings. I believe the Mudbrick herb cottage staff are very helpful with instructions and information and on line buyers should support this wonderful business.

    JH
    05/12/2020
    jo h.
    Salvias

    Loving my recent purchase of 4 salvias from mud cottage. They arrived in tip top condition and are now thriving in my garden. And to top it all off after only a month in the ground one is about to flower. Can’t wait to see the colour ❤️ Happy gardening. Jo in Brisbane

    VS
    03/16/2019
    Vikki S.
    Salvia Sweet laura

    Wonderful prompt service for delivery and communication particularly Bart. Thank you! Will definitely purchase again. Love herb cottage.