PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Salvia 'Silas Dyson'

Dyson's Crimson Sage

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Deep purple
Leaf Shape Ovate - small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought No
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native USA
Flower Months Dec-Apr



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and ‘Silas Dyson’ is an upright shrub with masses of deep red flowers. Wine purple buds followed by rich crimson blooms that mature to a deep pinkish red. Very floriferous with the eye catching red flowers occurring  from mid summer to late autumn.  Upright, dark grren foliage give added depth to the plant.  Give light prune in mid spring and regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed from mid spring to late autumn.


Silas Dyson is semideciduous and may die back in very cold weather.  Best planted out of heavy frost in a well drained garden bed with part to full sun.  Grows to around 80cm tall and 40cm wide.  Plant amongst other small Salvia, Rosemary or at the back of a colourful perennial garden bed


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