Meadow sage

Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg'

Meadow sage - Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg'

Common Name: Meadow sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: nemorosa
Cultivar: 'Schwellenburg'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to September

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


Dense and upright in habit the grey-green foliage contrasts perfectly with the rose-tinted purple flowers. This plant has a long flowering period provided it gets plenty of sun and you remove the spent flowers as they fade. It tends to flower a little later than most other salvias so its a good one to choose if you are looking to prolong the summer colour.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Cut back all the stems after they have finished flowering and 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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