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Salvia radula

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Salvia radula
Botanical Name: Salvia radula

Salvia radula is an herbaceous perennial with a variable growth habit, depending on the climate zone. It may reach 1 meter by 1 meter, but is often smaller in regions not closely representing its natural habitat. The plant is well branched and has erect stems covered in narrowly ovate to lanceolate leaves. They are white and woolly underneath and mid-greyish green on the surface, which is covered in a ‘dotty’ texture. The stems and bracts are also green, with a delicate covering of hair. The foliage is aromatic and is a nice addition to the garden. The white flowers are luminescent and have an elegant swan-like appearance, with the hooded top gracefully curving out over the lower lobes. The inflorescences are held above the main plant.

Salvia radula is also called Scrappy African Sage and is native to the botanically rich mountain regions of South Africa and grows at elevations from 1300 to 1900 meters. It is closely related to Salvia disermas, also South African salvia with white flowers. However, Scrappy African Sage is considered to be the superior garden plant. The species name ‘radula’ refers to the roughness of the hairy leaves and the ‘Scrappy’ also describes the rough, drought tolerant foliage. However, the plant itself does not look raggedy or anything like it belongs on the scrap heap!

This plant is not well known, but is considered highly desirable for its aromatic foliage and ornamental blooms. In the past, this plant was known to be of medicinal value to South African native people. Today, it is being investigated by medical researchers for its reputed anti-bacterial and anti-malarial properties.

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 radula is a rapidly growing shrub which does very well in Mediterranean like climate regions. This is similar to its natural habitat and generally means warm, dry summers and wet winters that do not get too cold. It is also suitable for coastal areas. Full sun to part shade, with well drained soil will generally be very acceptable to this hardy plant. It is drought tolerant, with average water needs in warm weather. This salvia produces seeds quite freely but can be propagated by cuttings.

Delivery

HERB PLANTS

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

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

Wednesday (if you are in a next day delivery zone)

Delivery estimate*:
For next day delivery zone
The next day after shipping ------------ $12.95 Express Post
For non next day delivery zone
In 2 to 5 days after shipping ----------- $12.95 Express Post

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

Delivery estimate*:
For next day delivery zone
The next day after shipping ------------ $12.95 Express Post
In 2 to 8 days after shipping ----------- $10.95 Standard Post
For non next day delivery zone
In 2 to 5 days after shipping ----------- $12.95 Express Post
In 2 to 8 days after shipping ----------- $10.95 Standard Post

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

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