February 4, 2023
Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'

Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'

Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ is a pink flowering Salvia. It is also known as Sage ‘Peter Vidgeon’. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ is an evergreen perennial. It is an upright bushy cultivar.

It has small ovate aromatic foliage. Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ produces pink flowers on racemes. It flowers from spring to autumn. Robin Middleton cultivated this species and named it after his partner Peter Vidgeon. Robin is not a botanist but a salvia grower and enthusiast.

Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'
Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’

Grow Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, fertile soil that is well-drained. It is a nice plant for borders as well as containers. It is drought-tolerant. Plant it in a sheltered position in colder climates. Propagate Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ by basal cuttings, or softwood cuttings. Prune it to shape after flowering and that usually restarts flowering. Or simply deadheading also encrouages more bloom. Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ is usually disease-free. Watch out for sage leafhopper, slugs, snails and rosemary beetle.

Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'
Salvia x jamensis ‘Peter Vidgeon’ at Kew Garden, London, UK

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