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Salvia 'Ember's Wish'

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Description: ‘Ember’s Wish’ is a salvia with large, bright, coral-coloured tubular flowers. Like so many salvias it is hardy and free-flowering through the warm months of the year. The pink calices remain after the petals fall so the colour lasts and lasts. ‘Ember’s Wish’ looks great when mass planted, or can add a bright contrast in a mixed bed, or in a container.

Size: 80cm high x 1.2m wide

Cultivation: Grow ‘Ember’s Wish’ in sun or part shade in free-draining soil with added fertiliser. It will tolerate dry conditions but loves a deep soak during summer. Trim by about a third after flowering to get it to reflower and keep it shapely and back to ground level late winter to clean it up before spring burst.

Special comments: This salvia is named in loving memory of Emma and Brett Shegog. Part of the proceeds from its sale will be sent to Make-A-Wish Australia.

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Author: Libby Cameron