Rijnbeek & Son began testing Salvia nemerosa ‘Crystal Blue’ in 2016. They were delighted to see Hardy's Cottage Plants enter this plant into the Chelsea Plant of the Year competition where 'Crystal Blue' came second in this prestigious category.

Arno Rijnbeek takes up the story. “Salvia nemerosa ‘Crystal Blue’ is a great Crystal Blue flowering Salvia. When we saw this Salvia flowering we directly said 'Wow.. that is a different colour! The 'Wow' became even louder when we trimmed the plant back after its first flowering and we saw that it had re-bloomed after four weeks like its first bloom after winter”.

Bareroot from February 2018
“After the second trim it re-bloomed again which was amazing. So this is a plant which we don’t want you to miss! We will have bareroot plants available for delivery from February 2018 onwards. Pots will be available from late spring 2018 onwards”.

New Catalogue for 2017/2018
Rijnbeek & Son will launch their comprehensive 2017-2018 European catalogue this month. There are 178 new and old varieties included this year. This features Salvia nemerosa ‘Crystal Blue’ on the front cover and will be available at Plantarium August 23-26 and at Four Oaks (Sept 5-6).

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