A hybrid cultivar of the Mexican Sage, Salvia leucantha ‘Pink Velour’ lives up to its name with soft pink flowers with a white calyx.
This is a hardy, well behaved low growing salvia. It reaches around 80cm in height, and forms a small clump over time.
It is the soft pink flowers that appear from spring through to autumn that are the attraction.
The flowers appear as terminal spikes on tall stems. If you can plant Salvia ‘Pink Velour’ against a darker foliage background they will seem to glow.
Salvia leucantha ‘Pink Velour’ – Summary Information.
- Height – Generally reaches around .8 metres in height.
- Spread – Will spread to form a bushy clump to .5 – .7 metres across over time.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained.
- Flowers – A mid pink with white from spring through to winter.
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought Tolerant – Yes once established
- Container growing – Yes
Use ‘Pink Velour’ in the garden border as a feature plant, or use it as a low growing hedge or border plant. For those with smaller gardens, grow it in a container in a sunny position.
Excellent in both a cottage garden and a Mediterranean style garden.
Pruning Salvia leucantha ‘Pink Velour’
It is a very easy plant to prune, simply deadhead after flowering and it will reliably send up new shoots and flowers.
It will generally send up new shoots from ground level, so you can prune back harder if you wish. At the end of the season cut back to the basal foliage ( ground level foliage).
Mid pink flowers with that touch of white and a velvety velour texture make this a standout salvia.
As clumps get larger you may wish to divide them. All Salvia leucantha varieties can be propagated from cuttings or by division.
Salvia ‘Pink Velour’ is available for sale from the following nurseries
Note – Not all nurseries will stock all plants year round, if you can’t find it let us know.
862 Midland Highway Mount Rowan Vic 3352
We offer over 245 varieties of Fuchsia, tubestock, pots, baskets and standards. Mail order specialists. Open 7 days by appointment.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.