Salvia splendens ‘Van Houttei'

Salvia splendens ‘Van Houttei’, commonly known as scarlet sage or Lee’s scarlet sage, adds a dash of colour as the plant of the week. A late-flowering tender perennial, it has crimson red flowers that lend to the rich autumn colours. Tolerant of full sun but also light shade, it can grow quickly up to 1.3 metres, but is not the most frost hardy of plants. You can find it along the Hayrick Border in University Parks.

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