Salvia Buchananii Velvet Slipper

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(Salvia buchananii ‘Velvet Slipper’)


An upright small shrub with dark green foliage and stunning flowers.


The delightful magenta flowers can be up to 5cm long and occur from mid-spring to mid-autumn.


Plant in sunny position in well drained, limey soil. Also suited to large pots and verandah tubs. Good border plant for large cottage garden beds.


Tolerates a range of soils and conditions including coastal areas but thrives in well drained and sunny positions with light frosts. Light prune in autumn to keep it tidy.


Regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 4-6
Habit An open and upright shrub.
Position Full Sun to Part Shade, Light Frost.
Height 60CM
Width 40CM