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Salvia nemorosa ‘Perfect Profusion’ (Sage)

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One of the very best Salvia for consistent rebloom, Salvia nemorosa ‘Perfect Profusion’ (Sage) is a compact, bushy perennial sage with erect spikes of soft icy blue flowers appearing in late spring or early summer. Rising above a round clump of green, aromatic foliage, they last for weeks and bring strong color and form to the early summer border.

  • Grows up to 16-20 in. high (40-50 cm) and nearly as wide.
  • Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage are preferred!
  • Makes an attractive accent in perennial borders, butterfly gardens or 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.
  • 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 is over.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
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
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" - 20"
(40cm - 50cm)
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, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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Salvia involucrata ‘Bethellii’ (Rosy-Leaf Sage)
Salvia fulgens (Mexican Scarlet Sage)

Recommended Companion Plants

Achillea ‘Terracotta’ (Yarrow)
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Great Masterwort)
Rosa ‘Felicia’ (Hybrid Musk Rose)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
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
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" - 20"
(40cm - 50cm)
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, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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