Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleblue'

Meadow Sage

Series: Bumble Series

If you've ever had the opportunity to walk in a garden of Salvia in late spring, you know that bumblebees and other pollinators swarm to this perennial in droves. 'Bumbleblue' is prolific bloomer, producing loads of violet blue flowers on a petite habit of healthy, deep green foliage. This cute sized package is perfect for the front of the border or grown in a quart pot.

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Height:

12-14 in

Spread:

14-16 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Meadow Sage Growing and Maintenance Tips

Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.

Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleblue' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Small / Miniature
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Border
  • Mass Plant
  • Container

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds
  • Bees

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average