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Why Plant Salvia?

Salvia is a wonderful performer in hot, sunny, dry gardens. They do not require a rich soil and are very drought tolerant. Butterflies and hummingbirds are often seen visiting the blossoms seeking nectar. As with many herbs, they are deer resistant. Many of the ones we grow are native plants. With proper deadheading salvia is very long bloomer. As flowers fade, remove the flowering stalks all the way to the bottom. This will cause the plant to rebloom. If the plant flops or becomes unattractive after blooming, cut it down to the basal foliage and it will bounce right back. The Salvia that we grow differ predominately in flower color and plant size. This is one of the best groups of plants for carefree gardening.  With a little care they provide a wonderful punch of color over a long period of time.

Salvia nemorosa MARCUS
10 to 12 inches
Salvia ‘Ballerina Pink’
18 to 20 in
Salvia nemorosa ‘Rose Marvel’ 10 to 12 in
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Image courtesy of  North Creek Nurseries

24 to 30 inches
Salvia nemorosa LyricalTM Rose 22 to 24 in

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