Sage

Salvia nemorosa

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Sage (Salvia nemorosa)
SAL-vee-ah nem-or-OH-sah
Genus:  Salvia
This drought-tolerant perennial produces flower spikes in shades of violet, purple, or white to pink, with purple bracts. It blooms from early summer to autumn; reblooming is most reliable if spent flowers are promptly deadheaded. It has wrinkled leaves and forms an erect clump 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide. This species is most noted for its many S. sylvestris hybrids.
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 in spring; divide 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
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
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,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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