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

Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg'

meadow sage

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £17.99

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

    Dense and upright in habit, the grey-green foliage contrasts perfectly with the rose-tinted, purple flowers, which are attractive to butterflies and bees. Also, providing it gets plenty of sun (and it's dead-headed regularly) 'Schwellenburg' will continue to flower over a long period - offering lashings of late summer colour.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as they start to fade. Cut back all the stems after they have finished flowering and 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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