Salvia × sylvestris ‘Blauh├╝gel’

blue meadown sage, blue wood sage

Outstanding Qualities

Blue-lavender spikes spring forth in early summer attracting bees and butterflies to the beguiling flowers of this popular perennial. It is perfect for containers, perennial beds, and for fresh-cut flowers! Note: Salvia x sylvestris cultivars, along with one of its parents, Salvia nemorosa, can sometimes be mislabeled in the nursery trade so be sure to purchase from a nursery you trust.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, cream, red, silver, yellow

Great Color Partners: burgundy, purple, violet

Culture Notes

Blue meadow sage flowers best in full sun and grows most vigorously in a rich, well-draining soil, but it will tolerate clay and sandy sites as long as there is good drainage. Do not plant in water-logged locations. Once this evergreen perennial is established it will tolerate short periods of drought; however, regular to occasional watering during dry weather as well as cutting back the first flowering stalks once they are done will promote a second flush of blossoms later in the summer.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: purple, violet

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: occasional watering or regularly for more lush growth and flowers