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  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Balkan clary ( syn. Salvia East Friesland )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
6 × 9cm pots £47.94 £24.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • 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.
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