Salvia blepharophylla (Eyelash Sage) Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Salvia blepharophylla (Eyelash Sage) Herb in 1L Pot
The eyelash-like hairs on the edge of the leaves give this striking Salvia its name, and it really is quite a remarkable looking specimen. It is a half-hardy herbaceous perennial, with a spreading habit, and its leaves are triangular, toothed and hairy, and are a lovely dark green in colour.
From early summer into autumn it has slender, branched, purple-flushed stems bearing loose racemes of bright scarlet flowers with large lower lips.
A great addition to the garden Eyelash Sage prefers a sunny spot flourishing in a well drained border or in a large pot is ideal as it can be given some overwinter protection in exposed areas. The Ideal time for cutting back flowering shrub sages, is the spring once new growth can be seen and risk of frost has past. Cut up to half the plant back shaping as needed. If Sages are becoming leggy then a light summer cut may be required to encourage flowers and new growth. Dead heading the old flowers will encourage new flowers all season.
Sage has been used for centuries as a culinary herb, Eyelash Sage is grown as a perennial herb plant primarily for its flowers, which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. However, the leaves and flowers can be used in the kitchen to flavour baking or summer drinks.
Buy Eyelash Sage Online
Our potted Eyelash Sage herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September, plant out once risk of frost has past.
|Salvia blepharophylla (Eyelash Sage) Herb Plant|
|Aspect/Site||Full sun/Partial shade|
|Soil Type||Light Well Drained soil|
|Latin Name||Salvia blepharophylla|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Cottage/Informal|