Salvia Love and Wishes will be launched at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2015, which opens next week.
Love and Wishes, bred by John Fisher of New South Wales, Australia, is the third colour in the Wish Collection of Salvia varieties. It has a deep purple flower, dark green foliage and dark stems – making it a perfect compliment to the existing Wish varieties, Wendy’s Wish and Ember’s Wish.
The Wish Collection of Salvia is managed in Europe by Graham Spencer of Plants For Europe Limited, an independent plant breeders’ agent based in East Sussex. As soon as he saw the new variety, Graham immediately approached William Dyson of Dyson’s Nurseries – the perfect partner for the UK launch at Chelsea.
William says “Love and Wishes has a lot going for it: a long flowering period, sumptuous reddish purple flowers with burgundy stems and calyces and attractive foliage. I rate the Wish series very highly and Love And Wishes makes a fantastic specimen for a container”.
Look out for Love and Wishes at Chelsea on William’s display – stand number GPF8.