General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Meadow Sage
  • Meadow Clary

Meadow Sage (Salvia pratensis) was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 6, 2016.
Photo Gallery
Location: Hohe Tauern - Austria
Date: 2018-07-27
Location: Hohe Tauern - Austria
Photo by robertduval14
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2012-12-08

Credit: Oswald Engelhardt

Leo Michels photo
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-06-28

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Botanical Garden Copenhagen
Date: 2016-12-04
Location: f. white
Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez

Courtesy Outsidepride
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2012-06-23
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2010-06-22
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 10:35 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia pratensis (meadow clary or meadow sage) is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. The specific epithet pratensis refers to its tendency to grow in meadows. It also grows in scrub edges and woodland borders.

    Salvia pratensis is an herbaceous perennial forming a basal clump 3.3 to 4.9 feet tall, with rich green rugose leaves that are slightly ruffled and toothed on the edges. The flower stalks are typically branched, with four to six flowers in each verticil. The 0.98 inch flowers open from the base of the inflorescence, which grows up to 12 inches long. The small calyx is dark brown. The flowers have a wide variety of colors, from rich violet and violet-blue to bluish white, and from pink to pure white. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, with those on the lower part of the stem up to 5.9 inches long, decreasing in size higher up the stem.

    Salvia pratensis has naturalized in many parts of the United States, and is considered a noxious weed in the state of Washington. At one time it was banned from California because it was thought to have naturalized in three locations."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
klc210 On November 12, 2022 Maintenance performed
Using Harris's Neem Concentrate sprayed entire plant & ground around the plant. This was to get the Neem into the soil & hopefully into the roots.
klc210 On October 30, 2022 Transplanted
Moved from next to hydrangea to far left corn. hydrangea was shading half of plant. That half of plant was dead but other side was doing fine.
klc210 On June 22, 2010 Transplanted
Planted in backyard along back of fence inside bordered yard. Planted next to Hydrangea.
klc210 On June 12, 2010 Obtained plant
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