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Woodland sage    

Salvia nemorosa

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Woodland sage is part of the Salvia genus and its scientific name is Salvia nemorosa.

Square stems, fragrant sometimes hairy lance-like opposite foliage, often green though red leaved S. lyrata ‘Purple Vulcano’ variety exists. Small blossoms appear in clusters, each cluster made up of two to six flowers, at leaf nodes along the upper stems in various blues, purples, pink or cream, depending on the specific species.
Leaf bracts as often purple
Calyx covered in long hairs.

This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Lavender purple. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Sap green and   Sea green

A type of flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Woodland sage is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.

Woodland sage is a great plant to attract bees to your garden.

Germany is believed to be where Woodland sage originates from.

Woodland sage is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Woodland sage have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Woodland sage

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Trim off old flower heads.
Divide clumps in the spring

Woodland sage likes a position of full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 3 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Woodland sage requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.0 - 8.0 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Woodland sage is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Woodland sage to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Woodland sage from seed

Can be grown from seed but quicker from cuttings propagated in early summer

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Woodland sage about 84 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Woodland sage

Choose a sunny well drained spot

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Woodland sage is a very hardy plant.

How long does Woodland sage take to grow?

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When should I plant Woodland sage?

Our when to plant Woodland sage estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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84 days before Last Frost Date

Woodland sage Etymology

nemorosa=of woods

Other names for Woodland sage


S. virgata var. nemorosa

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