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Salvia involucrata 'Mulberry Jam'

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- 1 Salvia Mulberry Jam 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

Salvia Mulberry Jam
Botanical Name: Salvia involucrata

Salvia Mulberry Jam is highly ornamental and has hot pink tubular shaped flowers, with dark purple calyces. The flowers are slightly fuzzy, held in large clusters and are supported by sturdy stems that turn a deep purple colour as the weather cools down. The plant blooms steadily from early summer until it becomes too cold or frost arrives. The small leaves are a glossy green colour and the strong stems provide an upright growth habit. This long blooming salvia attracts birds and butterflies in its native habitat and grows to 1.20 meters.

Mulberry Jam is a hybrid of Roseleaf Sage (S. involucrate) and possibly Chiapas Sage (S. chiapensis). The parent Roseleaf Sage grows to 1.5 meters before it flowers and hybridises with other salvias quite freely. The hybrids are often much taller, so Mulberry Jam is an exception as a lower growing hybrid. However, like the others, it has exceptional hybrid vigour and does very well in the garden, with its strong stems and solid performance. Salvia Mulberry Jam is considered to be one of the top ten salvias for gardeners.

Growing Conditions

Like many other salvias, Mulberry Jam is a hardy plant under average garden conditions. However, it does perform better if given an enriched soil, with good drainage and deep watering at least once per week. Best results are achieved in garden beds and borders that receive full sun for at least half to three quarters of the day. As noted above, flowering is for a long period from summer until cooler conditions prevail.

Propagation is best achieved via cuttings or by division, which is best carried out in late summer and early autumn. In early spring, you can cut the plant back to the active plant nodes which are visible just above the surface. Salvia Mulberry Jam responds to pruning and grows well during spring and summer. If the regional weather results in light frosts and freezes that cause the plant to disappear, you can be assured that it will return as the weather improves. However, if temperatures drop too far below freezing, it may be better to replant when the warm weather returns.

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.

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