PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Salvia 'Timboon'

Timboon Sage

Plant Type Large shrub
Flower Colour Carmine
Leaf Shape Round - med
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Mexico
Flower Months May-Aug



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and ‘Timboon’ is an upright shrub with masses of carmine red flowers.  It is a cross between S. involucrata and S. karvinskii with the flowers showing the size and strength of S. involucrata.  It is hardy to moderate frosts and extended dry periods and grows to around 1.5 to 2 m high and 1 to 1.5 m wide.  The eye catching red flowers occur from late autumn to early spring and make a statement in any garden.  


It requires regular feeding with Osmocote Slow Release and a biannual prune to keep it looking its best.  Plant amongst other small Salvia, Rosemary or at the back of a colourful perennial garden bed.


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