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Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Plant details

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 the 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.

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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