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Salvia x sylvestris 'Tanzerin' (Wood Sage)

Wood Sage 'Tanzerin', Salvia x Superba 'Tanzerin', Salvia nemorosa 'Tanzerin', Salvia sylvestris 'Tanzerin'


Award-winner Sage 'Tanzerin' (Salvia x Sylvestris) is a lovely bushy perennial which produces stunning spikes of rich violet flowers with reddish-purple bracts and calyces. This tidy, colorful plant blooms in early summer for weeks, often throughout summer.  

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • This superb cultivar is really an interesting plant that makes an attractive accent in perennial bordersbutterfly gardenscottage 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, compact herbaceous perennial grows in round clumps of aromatic foliage, up to 24-30 in. high (60-75 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Enjoys full sun (light shade is tolerated) in averagedry to mediumwell-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 is over.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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Botanik Foto, GAP Photos/Clive Nichols - Design: Clive Nichols Location: Rickyard barn, Northants

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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