Meadow clary

Salvia pratensis

Salvia pratensis 'Eveline'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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Meadow clary (Salvia pratensis)
SAL-vee-ah prah-TEN-sis
Genus:  Salvia
This woody-stemmed perennial produces sticky spikes of deep violet or, rarely, white to pink flowers. It blooms from early summer to autumn; reblooming is most reliable if spent flowers are deadheaded promptly. It has wrinkled leaves and forms an upright clump 3 feet tall by 1 foot wide. This salvia is most noted for its many hybirds with S. nemerosa .  
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers and mixed borders. Butterflies love them.  
Care:  Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. 
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
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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