Salvia africanus luteus

Salvia africanus luteus

Native to the coast of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.  This Salvia grows in coastal sand dunes, low hills and arid banks forming a shrubby evergreen plant to about 1 x 1.2m.  Flowering from mid spring to early autumn with interesting two toned flowers which are a dark rusty colour.  Flowers are first yellow then fade to a rusty orange colour.

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Leaves are grey-green in colour and elliptical in shape.  Plant requires well-drained soil in full sun for best results.  Mine receives about half a day of sun and still seem to perform well.  Frost and drought hardy. An interesting and easily grown tough plant for the garden which certainly has some wow factor when in flower.

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