General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet (1 - 2 meter)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (1 meter)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: White beelines
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Bog Sage
  • Blue Spike Sage
  • Salvia

Bog Sage (Salvia uliginosa) was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 21, 2015.
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Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2011-10-03
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-25
Location: My Garden
Date: 2018-08-09
Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, Belgium
Date: 2011-10-03
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-19
Location: My Yard
Date: 2018-10-02
Location: Appeltern
Date: 2020-07-17
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-10-10
The plant is a blooming machine!
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-30
Location: Appeltern
Date: 2020-07-17
Combination with a.o. Verbena bonariensis
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-25
Insect pollinators love its flowers
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-07-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-30

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-07-15
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-25
Exquisite blue color, rarely seen elsewhere
Location: Harper post, full sun
Date: 2013-1103
Beautiful blue color.
Location: My garden, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2016-07-26
Location: Georgia, USA 
Date: Late Summer
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-07-19
Photo by HamiltonSquare
Location: Georgia, USA 
Date: Late Summer
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-30
Location: Butterfly garden
Date: 2012-08-16
Brilliant blue flowerhead of Pitcher Sage

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: Loki Schmidt Garten - Botanischer Garten der Universitaet Hamburg
Date: 2022-09-13
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-07-15
Location: IL
Date: 2009-09-14
Location: Benicia, CA
Date: 2014-09-16
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-25
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2005-09-02
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-03-28
Seeds sown February 22, 2018
Location: Butterfly garden
Date: 2012-08-16

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-03-01
Salvia uliginosa from seeds sown 2/22/2018
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-09-13

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Location: My garden, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2016-07-10

photo credit: Scott Zona

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: My garden, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2016-07-10
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-07-29
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
New leaves - waiting for flower buds
Photo by rakami

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-07-16
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: May 31, 2022
Bog sage #51 nn; LHB page 855, 176-18, "Latin name, used by Pliny
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: May 31, 2022
Bog sage #51 nn; LHB page 855, 176-18, "Latin name, used by Pliny
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Comments:
  • Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Florida) on Jul 17, 2013 8:52 AM concerning plant:
    The foliage of this plant emits a rather unpleasant odor, but I find it to be a completely undemanding resident of my rather wild, moist and sunny seasonal stream bed. The blooms are dainty and a wonderfully pleasing clear, bright blue.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 11:50 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia uliginosa (bog sage) is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to southern Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. It was described and named by botanist George Bentham for its typical habitat "of swamps and marshes", or uliginosa.

    Salvia uliginosa is an herbaceous perennial growing up to 3 to 6 feet tall in one season, with multiple thin stems and yellow-green lance-shaped leaves that have serrated edges. The plant quickly spreads on underground runners and is readily divided.

    The bright azure-blue flowers are .5 inches long with a white beeline in the throat pointing toward the nectar and pollen. They grow in whorls beginning in summer until fall, with many flowers coming into bloom at the same time.

    Cyanosalvianin, the blue pigment from the flowers of S. uliginosa, is a metalloanthocyanin, a complex formed of six molecules of the anthocyanin type, six molecules of the flavone type and two magnesium ions.

    Salvia uliginosa was introduced into horticulture in 1912, and has become popular in gardens and public landscapes for its azure-blue flowers, ability to grow under various conditions, and its pollinator habitat attributes."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
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