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Salvia Animo


Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Ideal Pot Plant

Tender Perennial
Height: 5 feet
Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Well drained
Uses: Decorative
Care: Cut back spent flower stems on a regular basis
Usually available: All year but usually April to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot and larger
Hardiness: LEVEL 3 - see 'Description' tab below

Salvia Animo

Salvia Animo

Salvia Animo is a tall salvia with long branches dripping with silky, blue flowers which look stunning against the inky black stems and calyces. This is the sister to Salvia Amistad but with blue flowers instead. Other similar salvias include Salvia Amante amd Salvia Amigo both having differing flower colours.

A larger variety perfect for the back of the border or as a specimen plant in a large pot. Perfect for adding colour over late summer and Autumn.

A very long flowering period right through to the first frosts in winter. Plant in a sheltered position in free draining soil or prepare to protect over the winter months.

The flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. Looks great in the border or alternatively in pots or containers.

As with most salvias trim back in late summer for Autumn flowering and then leave over the winter. A trim in the warmth of the spring will help strong re-growth.



Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) and larger pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 3 – Hardy in sheltered areas of the UK provided it is planted in the correct conditions with well draining soil. Winter protection is advised in colder areas prone to more frost.

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg

3 – 5 Foot, above 5 Foot

Life Cycle

Tender Perennial


Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes but large container

Culinary Herbs

Desserts, Drinks


No Scent

Herb Group




Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant, 2 Litre potted plant

Width / Spread

2-3 feet


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