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Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’ PBR

Meadow sage

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’ PBR (Meadow sage). This species is a clump-forming perennial which produces upright spikes of pinkish purple or white blooms in late summer to mid autumn on branching racemes. The leaves are rough and have a narrow elliptical shape.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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