General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 to 24 inches (38-61 cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 30 inches (30-80 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Dark rose pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Dead heading and regular water encourage prolonged bloom.
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Sage
  • Violet Sage
  • Ornamental Meadow Sage
  • Balkan Clary
  • Perennial Woodland Sage
  • Salvia
Also sold as:
  • Plumosa

'Pusztaflamme' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 28, 2016.
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Location: Gisela's garden in Glade, B.C.
Date: 2013-06-23
- A Prairie plant discovered in Hungary.
Location: Gisela's garden in Glade, B.C.
Date: 2013-06-23
- A most wondrous sage, also known as 'Plumosa' because of the ch
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-09-19
It will bloom all summer if deadheaded.  Makes a beautiful dried

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
  • Uploaded by vic

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
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lovesblooms On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
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winter sown
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