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Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Genus: Salvia.

Species: Salvia nemerosa.

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Perfect for Pollinators

H 0.45m x S 0.6m
Position: full sun
Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July to September
Flower colour: intense violet-blue
Other features: attractive to butterflies and bees
Hardiness: fully hardy

Slender spires of intense violet-blue flowers from July to September above clumps of wrinkled, mid-green leaves. This compact form of salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. Coping well in sun or light dappled shade, the violet-blue blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees.

Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

Bought May 2013

Photos of this plant

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