Sage

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Sage - Salvia nemorosa  'Ostfriesland'

Common Name: Sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: nemorosa
Cultivar: 'Ostfriesland'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Slender spires of intense violet-blue flowers from July to September above clumps of wrinkled mid-green leaves. This compact form of Salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. Coping well in sun or light dappled shade the violet-blue blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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