Salvia ground cover are easy to care for and require very little maintenance. They will thrive in well drained, soil in full sun though will tolerate partial shade. Give them a good soaking of water when planting and getting established, and then you should only need to supplement rainwater during dry spells. If clumps of Salvia become congested, we recommend dividing them every 3-4 years.

As a rough guide when planting Salvia as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.

How to grow Salvia

Position: Full Sun

Foliage: Annual, Perennial

Soil and site: Well drained, neutral to alkaline soils

Flowering time: Spring to late Autumn

Growth rate: Moderate

Ultimate height and spread: Height to 150cm, spread to approximately 80cm depending on variety

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage more blooms. Divide overcrowded plants every few years.