Marcus® Meadow Sage
Marcus® Meadow Sage
Salvia nemorosa 'Haeumanarc' Plant Patent #13,322Item #1954 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
This especially compact selection is a stunning addition to any border with spikes of intense violet flowers that top dense, shrub-like clumps of fragrant, gray-green foliage throughout summer. Excellent for adding bold color in mass plantings. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh nem-or-OH-suhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early Summer to FallFlower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA diminutive salvia that's perfect for adding reliable color to tight city gardens. Fleshes out small openings in pavement; thrives in well drained raised planters. Exceptional for tidiness in the front of the sunny perennial border. Makes a perfect groundcovering plant in front of shrubs that have lost their skirts. Size is perfect for rock and alpine gardens. Among the best new salvias for pots and container gardening. A roof garden winner!Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Milkweed (Asclepias); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Blue Fescue (Festuca)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils; tolerates clay soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flower heads to encourage continued bloom.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This new cultivar was developed in Germany. Salvia nemorosa is a native wildflower of central, southeast and eastern Europe and is widely distributed there. It was among the first salvias to be brought into gardens wit considerable early breeding in Germany. It remains a standard for cold climate salvia.Lore:Wild savlia has been used medicinally in lieu of garden sage for European folk medicine.