Scientific Name : Salvia nemorosa
Common Name : Sage
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Spring, Late Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Characteristics : Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 20" (30 - 51cm)
Height : 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Compact habit makes it perfect for edging, containers, or other small spaces.
Dark violet-purple flowers are produced nearly all summer long, particularly if plants are deadheaded.
The leaves are aromatic when crushed.
Idea & Tips : Easy to grow in almost any climate.
Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering.
Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time.
Grower Information : Compact variety has a broad, spreading habit and violet-blue flowers, perfect for edging, containers and small spaces.
Daylength : Plants grown under long days (greater than 16-hour daylengths), occurring naturally or by night-break lighting, will flower more rapidly.
Propagation Information : Reduce mist as soon as possible. Apply preventative fungicide drench.
: 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(S) 1,500-2,500 ppm and Bonzi(S) 10-15 ppm are effective.
Protection Information : PP13,322
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Rijnbeek & Zn, B.V.
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