Puriri Lane | Salvia miniata

Salvia miniata

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Salvia miniata also known as Mountain Sage or Belize Sage has striking luminous orange red flowers with lovely glossy green leaves which make it quite different from many others in the salvia family.

This is an evergreen woody salvia and as such retains its foliage year round. This plant is apparently frost tender although ours is sitting out in full sun so it does catch the frost but I can see no damage from the frosts that we get here although it would not be ideal in a hard frost situation.

Pruning is both an art and a science, but only by getting started will you learn by both practice and experience. It takes time to become a proficient pruner and you will only do this by learning by your mistakes as I have!  Salvias in general are pretty quick to rebound so if you inadvertently take too bigger cut, they will be fine!

The one thing that determines when you prune will be the climate in your particular area, weather, sun exposure, your space availability all of these factors will determine the timing and like me you will learn over time the particular requirements of this plant as well as others in your garden.

Essentially you can perform cosmetic pruning, shaping or controlling  of the height and width of the plant as well as  removing the oldest wood, the latter will encourage new growth.

Deadheading which is the removal of spent flowers, is a good practice to get into as this will not only benefit the health of the plant, but also the appearance. Deadheading can be done at any time and involves removing the entire stem of spent growth.  The term "spent" simply means that the  flowering stems have finished flowering and will then begin to set seed.

Plants love a well drained but rich soil  and will cope with partial shade.  We have mulched ours to keep in the moisture but be sure to keep it away from the main stem so that it does not rot it.

Looks great planted with Alstroemeria Red Baron

Height up to 1m x 1m

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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