Salvia Argentea Artemis
Salvia Argentea Artemis
Silver Sage

Salvia Argentea Artemis



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Also known as ‘Silver Sage’, the short-lived perennial Salvia Argentea Artemis has wonderfully soft, fluffy foliage, from the fine silver hairs that shroud the leaves. Unlike most salvias, this variety is grown for its woolly foliage, not its flowers. In summer, hooded white flowers emerge on large stems – these can be cut back before they seed, to prolong the life of the plant. 

The downy leaves look striking when paired with delicate flowers or finely textured grasses, and it also adds great interest and texture to a gravel garden. Salvia Argentea Artemis is a recipient of RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence.


Flowers: July - August

  • Any moist, well-drained soil
  • South aspect
  • Full sun 
  • Often dies after flowering so remove flower heads before they open 
  • Keep moist in first year
  • Good drainage is important 
The Spring Garden