• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Early Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh nem-or-OH-suh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.