The flowering-period ranges from May to October. These quite long clusters of flower heads are well stocked with good sized flowers that are of a new deep velvet red, enhanced by the dark brown calix.
The glossy dark green, semi-evergreen foliage is aromatic.
These are easy garden plants, in well draining soil, but can also be grown in pots. The Sage varieties sold by SAPHO also offer a beautiful pallet of colours.
Spring pruning is essential, but only after the hard frosts are finished. Trim the plants back by half to 30 or 40 cm.
Pick off wilted flowers, allowing a summer flowering of better quality.
ANDRE BRIANT JEUNES PLANTS