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Agastache ‘Black Adder’

13 Jul

Agastache 'Black Adder' (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Position: Full sun

Flowering period: Summer to early autumn

Soil: Moist, well drained

Eventual Height: 75cm

Eventual Spread: 50cm

Hardiness: 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Family: Lamiaceae

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ is deciduous herbaceous perennial with a clump forming upright habit. Its mid green leaves are ovate to lanceolate with serrate margins, up to 10cm long and 4cm wide. Its leaves are fragrant when crushed. Its dark purple flowers are tubular with two lips, appear as terminal spikes and are up to 20cm long. Its flower spikes will remain on the plant during the winter months.

Agastache 'Black Adder' Flower (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ Flower (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Agastache ‘Black Adder’, commonly known as Giant Hyssop ‘Blackadder’, is a cross between Agastache rugosum and Agastache foeniculum.

The etymological root of the binomial name Agastache from the Greek agan meaning ‘very much’ and stachys meaning ‘spike’.

The landscape architect may find Agastache ‘Black Adder’ useful as part of a mixed herbaceous planting scheme.

Agastache 'Black Adder' Leaf (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ Leaf (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Ecologically,  Agastache ‘Black Adder’ flowers are attractive to pollinating insects, including butterflies.

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soils. It tolerates most pH of soil. It dislikes wet soils. It will tolerate poor soils.

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ requires little maintenance. To keep a tidy, compact appearance this plant may be cut to near ground level in spring.

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Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

11 Jul

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Position: Full sun to partial shade shade

Soil: Moist, well drained

Flowering period: Summer to autumn

Eventual Height: 70cm

Eventual Spread: 50cm

Hardiness: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Family: Lamiaceae

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ is a semi evergreen herbaceous perennial with a clump forming habit. Its dark green aromatic leaves are narrowly ovate with sinuate margins, rough in texture, up to 8cm ling and 3cm across. Its violet-purple flowers appear as branching racemes.

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' Flower (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ Flower (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

The species, Salvia nemorosa, commonly known as Woodland Sage or Balkan Clary, is native to much of central Europe and west Asia.

The etymological root of the binomial name Salvia is derived from the Latin salvare, meaning to ‘save’ or ‘heal’, in reference to its historical use as a medicinal plant. Nemorosa is derived from the Latin nemus meaning ‘forest’, in reference to its woodland origins.

The Landscape architect may find Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ useful in herbaceous planting schemes, prairie style planting schemes and wildlife gardens. Once established this plant is drought tollerant and suitable for use in xeriscaping. This plant is is deer resistant.

Ecologically, Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ flowers will attract pollinating insects, including butterflies and bees.

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' Leaf (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ Leaf (02/07/2016, Kew Gardens, London)

The Royal Horticultural Society has given Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ their prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 2012.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ prefers moist, humus rich, well-drained soils. It tolerates most pH of soil.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ requires little maintenance. The flower spikes may be removed as soon as they start to fade to prolong its flowering period.

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Salvia darcyi

1 Dec

Salvia darcyi (08/11/2015, Kew gardens, London)

Salvia darcyi (08/11/2015, Kew gardens, London)

Position: Full sun to partial shade

Flowering period: Late sprint to early summer and autumn

Soil: Moist, well drained

Eventual Height: 1.2m

Eventual Spread: 1.2m

Hardiness: 7b, 8a 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b

Family: Lamiaceae

Salvia darcyi is a semi evergreen perennial sub shrub with a clump forming habit. Its mid green leaves are ovate to cordate with serrulate margins, up to 8cm long and 6cm broad. Its leaves are fragrant when crushed. Its red flowers are tubular, 4cm long and appear as racemes on terminal spikes. Its roots are stoloniferous which aids its slow spread.

Salvia darcyi Flower (08/11/2015, Kew gardens, London)

Salvia darcyi Flower (08/11/2015, Kew gardens, London)

Salvia darcyi, commonly known as Darcy’s Sage, Mexican Red Sage, Mountain Sage or Galeana Red Sage, is native to Mexico. In its native habitat it grows in mountainous regions. Salvia darcyi is synonymous with Salvia oresbia.

The etymological root of the binomial name Salvia is derived from the Latin salvare, meaning to ‘heal’, in reference to the use of Salvia vulgaris as a medicinal plant. Darcyi is named after John d’Arcy, a member of the British collecting team who discovered this plant.

Salvia darcyi Leaf (08/11/2015, Kew gardens, London)

Salvia darcyi Leaf (08/11/2015, Kew gardens, London)

The landscape architect may find Salvia darcyi useful as part of a herbaceous planting scheme, benefiting from the support of other plants to keep a tidy, upright appearance.

Ecologically, Salvia darcyi flowers are attractive to some pollinating insects and hummingbirds.

Salvia darcyi prefers moist, humus rich, well-drained soils. It tolerates most pH of soil. This plant dislikes wet soils.

Salvia darcyi requires little maintenance. Large clumps may be divided in spring.

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