Bog sage

Salvia uliginosa

Bog sage - Salvia uliginosa

Common Name: Bog sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: uliginosa

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

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

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

Stunning clear blue flowers appear in spikes on top of tall stems from summer to autumn. This tall salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the back of a herbaceous border. It copes well in sun or light dappled shade and the flowers 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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