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Salvianemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Sage

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (21790)

Plant details

Sometimes known as 'East Friesland', 'Ostfriesland' is a lovely variety of this clump-forming perennial, producing spikes of violet-blue from summer through to autumn. Grow it in well-drained soil in full sun. Protect plants from excessive winter wet and shelter from cold, drying winds. In colder gardens, it is well worth taking a few cuttings in late summer and early autumn to overwinter indoors. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: nemorosa

Cultivar: Ostfriesland

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to take cuttings: August to September


Reader reviews

Mrsflopsybunny aka Vee

Very pretty and grows even when dried and crispy.I bought my for 50p each reduced at Homebase.(The pots were worth that!)A jolly good soaking, a haircut and planting in the soil they are now fighting fit and blooming well. Smells like sage.


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