Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Salvia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
  • Common name: Salvia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Sometimes known as 'East Friesland', Salvia nemerosa 'Ostfriesland' is a lovely salvia, bearing spikes of violet-blue flowers from summer through to autumn. It's perfect for growing towards the front of a sunny border, and is extremely popular with pollinators. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Salvia nemerosa 'Ostfriesland' in well-drained soil in full sun. Protect plants from excessive winter wet and shelter from cold, drying winds. In colder regions it's worth taking cuttings in late summer and early autumn to overwinter indoors. Alternatively grow in containers which you can move indoors in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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