General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 16 inches
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects

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

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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2022-06-24
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2008-03-13
Location: Front garden
Date: June
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2022-06-24
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: July
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2015
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2015-12-26
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  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Sep 21, 2011 8:04 PM concerning plant:
    After the 2nd year this plant will flop, but can be cut back after first flower flush to rebloom.
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