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Yugoslavian cutleaf sage

Salvia jurisicii

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This sage is eye-catching in and out of bloom, with its attractive basal rosette of feathery foliage and showy display of dense flower spikes. The flowers come in shades of blue, white, and light pink, but the dark blue strain ( S. jurisicii ‘Blue’) is the most desirable. Best planted in enriched garden loam, Yugoslavian cutleaf sage blooms in late spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis sage has feathery foliage and dense spikes of upside-down flowers.

CareProvide full sun to light shade and almost any well-drained soil. Deadheading will encourage more blooms.

PropagationDivide in early spring or take softwood cuttings anytime.

ProblemsInfrequent, but watch for aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies.

  • Genus : Salvia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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