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Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland' (Garden sage)

Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland'

Garden sage

(syn. Ostfriesland)

Spikes of violet- purple, tubular flowers with light green, aromatic foliage in June and July. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees and is an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Combine with brilliant yellows and whites for a bold display in the garden.

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Height

18-30 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Garden sage Interesting Notes

Salvia comes from the Latin salvere, meaning to heal or save.

The leaves are aromatic when crushed.

Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought. Prefers moist, gravelly or sandy soils with good drainage. Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. Plants may become somewhat floppy and open up as the summer progresses, particularly in humid climates. If plants flop or otherwise depreciate in summer to the point where they look unsightly, consider cutting them back to the basal foliage. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded. ‘Ostfriesland’ plants are sterile and do not set seed. - Missouri Botanical Garden

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun