Violet Sage (Salvia nemorosa) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet 30-61cm)
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet 30-61cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Photo by C T Johansson

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September 12, 2015

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Violet Sage (Salvia nemorosa) was a featured
Plant of the Day for February 12, 2016.

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On April 9, 2015 Obtained plant
(2) Ordered as 'Pink Friesland' (?sub)

MrsBinWY On March 31, 2018 Potted up
MrsBinWY On March 13, 2018 Seeds germinated
3; 6 on 3-14-18
MrsBinWY On March 10, 2018 Seeds sown
lots of seeds from Jess B's 2013 garden in milk jug @ warm room temp
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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need help identifying herbs by Kiefer101 May 4, 2019 1:38 PM 1
I'm a mint, but what kind? by starbookworm May 7, 2019 12:05 PM 5
Salvia of the Day: Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa Sensation™ Compact White) by Marilyn Apr 14, 2019 11:18 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Wood Sage (Salvia x sylvestris 'Tanzerin') by Marilyn Apr 2, 2019 9:06 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Lurie') by Marilyn Mar 21, 2019 7:51 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Negrito') by Marilyn Mar 21, 2019 5:12 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg') by Marilyn Mar 17, 2019 8:17 PM 1
What Are You Going To Buy For 2019? by Marilyn Jun 26, 2019 8:39 PM 106
Salvia of the Day: Perennial Salvia (Salvia nemorosa 'White Profusion') by Marilyn Jan 30, 2019 7:46 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Salvatore Blue') by Marilyn Jan 3, 2019 11:12 PM 1

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