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Salvia × sylvestris 'Blauhügel' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Dark Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

wood sage 'Blauhügel'

Family

Lamiaceae


Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes

'Blauhügel' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump of mid-green foliage, with erect stems bearing dense terminal spike-like racemes of small, deep violet-blue flowers in early summer

Synonym(s)

  • Salvia nemorosa BLUE MOUND
  • Salvia nemorosa 'Blauhugel'
  • Salvia BLUE HILLS

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Best in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Mediterranean Climate Plants, Patio/Container Plants or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free