General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Dark violet-blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Colourful bracts extend the bloom season.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant

Common names
  • Salvia
  • Hardy Salvia
  • Meadow Sage
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Salvia nemorosa subsp. pseudosylvestris
  • Synonym: Salvia nemorosa subsp. tesquicola
  • Synonym: Salvia tesquicola

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