Scarlet sage "Scarlet Piccolo" - Salvia splendens.
Bright compact bushes! Spectacular inflorescences!
The plant is reverse-pyramidal, densely leafy, compact, 20-30 cm high. Cherry-colored flowers collected in racemose inflorescences 14-25 cm long. Blooms profusely from June to the first autumn frosts. They are used for planting in ceremonial flower beds, on rabatki, in groups against the backdrop of lawns.
The plant prefers sunny places, well-drained, moderately fertile, loose soils. Propagated by sowing seeds in March in seedling boxes, lightly sprinkling them with fine-grained sand. At a soil temperature of + 22 ° C, seedlings appear on the 10-15th day. Seedlings dive twice. Seedlings are planted in open ground in early June, keeping the distance between plants 20-25 cm.
* Summer composition.
A trimmed box hedge ends with a graceful arch, at the bottom of which is a comfortable wooden bench.
It offers a beautiful view of small compositions of a variety of annuals and perennials inscribed in a circle.
They look like multicolored beads from the necklace of a fabulous giant rolling on the green lawn ...
Fragrant phlox lurks on both sides of the bench, and unpretentious, but cheerful and beloved marigolds grow on the flower garden in front of the arch.
The composition is complemented by a blooming weigela surrounded by a boxwood border.
The composition will delight you with its flowering throughout July and August.
1. Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
3. Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)
4. China pink (Dianthus chinensis)
5. Bonfire sage (Salvia splendens)
6. Vervain (Verbena hybrida)
7. Sweet Sultan (Amberboa moschata)
8. Satinflower (Godetia grandiflora)
9. Busy Lizzie (Impatiens balsamina)
10. Wavyleaf sea lavender (Statice sinuata, Limonium)
11. Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii).
Eng.: Bonfire sage. Suom.: Tulisalvia (kääpio). Sven.: Praktsalvia.