Bog sage

Salvia uliginosa

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Bog sage (Salvia uliginosa)
Genus:  Salvia
This moisture-loving perennial produces clear blue flowers with white highlights in late summer to mid-autumn. It forms an airy clump to 6 feet tall by 3 feet wide, and is great for the back of a border. It is tolerant of heavy soils.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This species is great in a mixed border; butterflies love it.
Care:  Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Sow seed, or divide plants, in spring. Take cuttings spring through fall.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Early Fall,
Fall
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Indoor Plant,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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