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Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’ (Sage)

Sage 'Amethyst', Balkan Clary 'Amethyst', Steppe Sage 'Amethyst', Salvia Involucrata 'Amethyst'

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Salvia Nemorosa 'Amethyst', Sage 'Amethyst', Balkan Clary 'Amethyst', Steppe Sage 'Amethyst', Salvia Amethyst

Ready to please the gardener, award-winner Sage ‘Amethyst’ (Salvia nemorosa) is a favorite of many for its unique, glowing purple stems and stunning spikes of rich, lavender-pink flowers, appearing in early summer and lasting throughout the summer. Raised by world-acclaimed designer Piet Oudolf, Salvia ‘Amethyst’ is considered the best pink flowered variety of Salvia.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • This superb cultivar is an interesting plant making an attractive accent in perennial borders, butterfly gardens, and cottage gardens. Combines beautifully with yellow Achillea (Yarrow), daylilies, or interspersed with roses. Very useful and adaptable in the garden, it is trouble-free and easy to grow.
  • Reliable, this erect, bushy herbaceous perennial grows in round clumps of mid-green, aromatic wavy-edged leaves up to 24 in. tall (60 cm) and 20 in. wide (50 cm).
  • Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage are preferred!
  • Drought-tolerant and deer resistant, it is a real magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees!
  • Remove spent flower spikes to promote further blooms and cut back after flowering.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Sage
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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