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Salvia splendens 'Ellie'

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



You will receive
- 1 Salvia splendens 'Ellie' 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 splendens 'Ellie'

Salvia ‘Ellie’ is a tall upright perennial that grows from 1 to 2 meters high. The ovate, light green leaves are quite large, deeply veined and have a pebble like texture and serrated edges. They look a little like the leaves of old fashioned roses. The flowers are coral pink-red and have a long tubular section and small lip at the end. The bracts are slightly darker, with a brown red tone that seems to deepen as the flowers open. The flower, or corolla, is twice as long as the bracts.

This salvia is one of the many cultivars available from the Salvia splendens parent, which is native to the warm, humid mountainous regions of Brazil. Many of the varieties are grown in great quantities for sale as small annual plants in the northern hemisphere. This practice has transferred to elsewhere in the world. However, they are actually classed as tender perennials and may be called ‘Scarlet Sage’ or ‘Tropical Sage’. The very tall wild form was first described in 1822 but is rarely seen today. Instead most varieties are dwarf versions and there is a range of sizes from small to tall growing plants.

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.

Growing Conditions

Salvia ‘Ellie’ is not well described, but like most S. splendens varieties it should do well in full sun to part shade. However, given that this is a plant from warm, moist and humid forested areas it will be unlikely to tolerate dry or cold conditions well. Moist, well drained soil with protection from harsh afternoon sun in hot regions will provide a good growing environment.

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

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    BC
    09/18/2020
    Brenda C.
    Australia Australia
    Once again, plants arrive quickly in perfect condition

    My second order and both times I have been extremely happy. The plants are healthy and strong, go straight into the ground and grow quickly.

    L
    07/19/2020
    Lynda
    Australia Australia
    Great quality

    Amazingly fast delivery great packaging and lovely healthy plant

    A
    09/07/2019
    Anonymous
    No wonder I Love gardening

    Hi Sandra, Circumstances meant I was unable to open my Express post parcel from you immediately, as I usually do. As a consequence my babies looked just a little bit tired after being locked in the dark for a few days. However as soon as I introduced them to some fresh potting soil and room to spread out a bit in new pots, they soon raised their heads and are now living happily, waiting to go into the garden. I have already planted out 3 which are looking fine but as I will be dog sitting a large labrador for a week, I think it might be wise to hold back on more planting for the moment. I will review properly when things settle. Thanks for my plants.

    HL
    11/22/2018
    Heather L.
    Salvia Splendens 'Ellie' order

    Many thanks for my recent order, which is always expedited with great communication, quick delivery and excellent plant product.