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Salvia pratensis

Meadow sage

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue, red, pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Salvia pratensis (Meadow sage). This specie produces large leaves, and will produce spikes of flowers which are either blue or red. They will grow to a height of about 30ins and will make a good filler plant for the middle of the border. The foliage and flowers are fragrant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Meadow clary, Sage

Origin

Europe & Britain

Interest and use

Cutting bed, fragrance, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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