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Bog sage

Salvia uliginosa

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 CharacteristicsThis species is great in a mixed border; butterflies love it.

CareProvide moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

PropagationSow seed, or divide plants, in spring. Take cuttings spring through fall.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.

  • Genus : Salvia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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