Salvia Honeydew Melon description
In the summer it has vivid red flowers through to the frosts.
The foliage has a wonderful melon-like fragrance.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
It is similar to the Pineapple Sage, but starts to flower earlier and it has a different fragrance.
How easy is it to grow:
This plant needs to be grown in a protected area, such as a walled patio area, or grow in a pot and put it in a conservatory over the winter time.
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Botanical name: Salvia elegans Honeydew Melon.
Sage Honeydew Melon culinary uses:
Both leaves and flowers can be used in salads and drinks.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers a little shade from intense sun- in cooler areas it should be okay with no shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim back while in active growth, but not just prior to winter.
Does get Red Spider Mite.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plant per square metre.
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