Scientific Name : Salvia x sylvestris
Common Name : Meadow sage
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Scented Foliage
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Every two weeks
Spacing : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Height : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Width : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Vibrant flower spikes attract butterflies to the garden and are great cut flowers.
Extend flowering and promote re-bloom by removing faded flowers.
1997 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Idea & Tips : Prefers cool nights and good moisture.
Grower Information : Tall, upright plant with medium green leaves and large violet-purple flowers.
Daylength : Plants grown under long days (greater than 16-hr. daylengths), occurring naturally or by night-break lighting, will flower more rapidly.
Propagation Information : Reduce mist as soon as possible. Apply preventative fungicide drench if soil temperature is lower than recommended.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment beneficial, but not required for flowering. Plants should be bulked under natural short days for a 4-8 week period. Mature, bulked up plants will respond more favorably to cold treatment.Temperature:
Improved habit and overall quality.
Plant Growth Regulators : Generally not needed. B-Nine (Spray) 1,500-2,500 ppm and Bonzi (Spray) 10-15 ppm are effective.