Skip to main content
A picture of a Bulley's Sage

Bulley's Sage

Salvia bulleyana

Also known as

Chinese Sage

Photo by GardenBeautyuk (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

60cm

40cm

Min

40cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Bulley's Sage Overview

Salvia bulleyana, occasionally known as Bulley's Sage, is a clump-forming perennial with fragrant scalloped and veined medium green leaves that get to 12cm. In mid-summer, 3cm long yellow and purple flowers appear in pairs. This sun-loving plant will tolerate some dappled shade and provide late summer, early autumn interest in mixed flower borders and for pollinating insects. It is occasionally sold as Saliva flava var. megalantha.

Common problems with Bulley's Sage

How to propagate Bulley's Sage

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in summer and semi-ripe cuttings in autumn.

Division

Clumps can be lifted an divided in spring or autumn.

Special features of Bulley's Sage

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Bulley's Sage

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Salvia bulleyana suits being included in planting schemes for Informal/Cottage style, Mediterranean and Coastal gardens.

Company

About usCareersPrivacy policy

Candide is your guide to visiting UK public gardens. Find the best gardens, buy tickets and enter with just your phone. Download the app for offline tickets, community access and more.

Terms & ConditionsCode of Conduct

© 2022 Candide

Made in Bristol