Salvia Pratensis A Native Perennial Wildflower 2 litre pot Available from Mid-Juy
NATIVE PERENNIAL WILDFLOWER, and rare in the British Isles. It grows to 1 m (3ft ) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in). Its natural habitat is chalk or limestone soils, usually grassland but also on south-facing hedge-banks and woodland margins. Flowers are typically dark blue, but occasionally white, light blue or pale violet, appearing in whorls, each plant having one or more flowering shoots, with peak flowering in late June. This large, striking, rosette-forming perennial and can live for a very long time; Dutch studies suggest that individuals can live for one to a few decades.
Salvia pratensis is now classified as Near Threatened and is specially protected under a 1992 amendment to Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (It is an offence to pick, uproot or damage any plants listed on Schedule 8), and is threatened by habitat change, often caused by the ploughing, fertilising and re-seeding of slopes for ‘improved’ grassland, as well as the continual loss of grazing.
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