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Lilydale, Vic 3140
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Sages are a popular part of the Australian garden due to their versatility and tolerance of hot dry conditions. ‘Waverley’ is an attractive low growing shrub that thrives in our local conditions. It is tolerant of moderate frosts, part to full sun and most soil types. It has green foliage with a purple tinge during winter and long racemes of pink, aging to white, flowers in late winter and spring. Each floret is held by a dark purple calyx.
Salvia ‘Waverley’ is part of the Larkman Nurseries range of Salvias from all over the world. The range includes the giant yellow Golden Fountain Sage, Salvia madrensis down to the wispy Blue Lightning, Salvia lycioides. ‘Waverly’ responds well to an annual prune in late spring followed by an application of Osmocote Plus Controlled Release fertilizer.
For best affect, Salvia ‘Waverley’ should be planted ina sunny position along other colorful plants like Penstemon ‘Thorn’, Penstemon ‘Swanlake’ or Heuchera ‘Velvet Night’. It can also be used effectively as a border plant for some large shrubs like Genista ‘Yellow Imp’, Westringia ‘Smokie’