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Salvia nemorosa - Woodland Sage

Salvia nemorosa has thrived in our garden over the years. It is a sturdy herbaceous perennial. Salvia nemerosa is free flowering which makes it a good candidate for mass plantings or perennial borders. The Woodland Sage seems to max out at about a foot to 24". The Salvia nemerosa flowers are great as cut flowers. Plants are relatively drought tolerant, but certainly not so much as our California natives. Several cultivars are on the market. Salvia nemerosa blooms in the Spring and will repeat through to the Fall if the dead flowers are removed. We have had a steady new crop of seedlings that replace the older plants as they fade. Salvia nemerosa has done well in Full Sun and dappled shade parts of the garden.

Salvia nemorosa

Flowers and foliage of Salvia nemerosa, Woodland Sage. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.