Salvia argentea

Full Sun
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Plant Details

A good plant for a dry sunny area. Large flat crinkled grey leaves emerge completely whitened with soft silky down and tall stems of hooded white flowers appear in July and August. Makes a good feature plant.

The word Salvia comes from salvere, to save. The Romans called culinary Sage "herba sacra", and it was also highly valued by the Chinese as it was thought to prolong life. The Greeks and the Romans thought it banished melancholy. The Chinese imported sage tea from western Europe at five times the price we paid for their tea. 

Salvias like a warm, sunny position in Well-Drained soil.

Height and Spread: 90cm x 60cm

Common name: Silver Sage

Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.