Salvia greggii ‘Caramba’
Good for pollinators

Common Name : Salvia greggii 'Caramba' (v)Type : Sub-shrubHabit : Clump-formingFoliage : Semi-evergreenHeight : 0.5-1 metresSpread : 0.5-1 metresFlower colour : RedFlowering from : Juneto OctoberFoliage colour : Green& Light greenHardiness : H3
Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK -5° to 1°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnTo be Sheltered Fragrant

S. ‘Caramba’ is an upright, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub or woody-based perennial bearing aromatic, elliptic, grey-green leaves with narrow, white margins and, from summer to early autumn, terminal racemes of lightly fragrant, two-lipped, crimson flowers with maroon calyces.

Useful information re the differences/similarities between S. greggii and S. microphylla here and there.


2018.- Bought from the Pépinières de la rivière and planted in the West border in replacement of a pink lavender which was half-dead.

See on garden plan