Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose

Sensation Rose Dwarf Pink Sage

 
Pink Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose, Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose, Sensation Rose Dwarf Pink Sage

Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose blooms in late spring with short spikes of rose-pink flowers. Like all the nemorosa types, it is extremely cold hardy, vigorous and a lover of clay soils. This Meadow Sage is rabbit and deer resistant too. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 84784

Details

12" tall x 12" wide (cutting propagated). Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose has fabulous rose-pink flowers on short spikes from early to mid-summer. Deadhead for prolonged blooming. Sensation Rose is a wonderfully matched companion to Salvia 'Marcus,' Plant it!
SKU 84784
Common Name Sensation Rose Dwarf Pink Sage
Botanical Name Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Salvia

Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.

  1. Plant in full sun.
  2. Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained.
  3. Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay.
  4. Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Once established they will need regular, deep irrigation during hot, dry weather.
  6. During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness.
  7. In colder USDA zones (zone 6 and below) it is essential to give Native Southwestern and Southwestern hybrids protection from the extreme cold their first couple winters in the garden. Mound up pine needles or fallen autumn leaves over and around the base of the plant.

Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.

Western Salvia include:

  • Salvia greggii - ‘Furman’s Red’, ‘Cold Hardy Pink’
  • Salvia hybrids - ‘Maraschino’, ‘Raspberry Delight’, ‘Ultra Violet’ and ‘Burgundy Seduction’.
  • Salvia pachyphylla and Salvia dorrii is recommended for arid western gardens.
  • Salvia azurea and Salvia reptans - Early fall bloomers with excellent cold hardiness.

To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum cold hardiness.

Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.

Old World varieties include:

  • Salvia syslvestris'Lyrical Rose', 'May Night', 'Little Night', 'Caradonna' and 'Marcus'.
  • Salvia daghestanica
  • Salvia verticiliata

More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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5.0

Beautiful - Recommended

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose:

      A very nice tidy plant that looked exactly liked the picture (with lovely little pink spikes) within a few months of planting.

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      5.0

      Beautiful Hardy Salvia

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      from Frederick, CO

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose:

        This is the 3rd spring since I planted this in my front yard and it gets more beautiful every year. I have clay soil with no irrigation system and this plant flourishes with little supplemental water, even in the normally dry Colorado summers. It has wintered well in sub zero temp, and the flowers in spring are lovely (the bees love these flowers!). The only difficulty I've had with this plant is that some insect in my area loves to eat the leaves. I often find that the leaves have holes in them and I haven't figured out what insect is bothering with it, but the plant has pushed right through the abuse and continues to do wonderfully! I would highly recommend this plant!

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        5.0

        Beautiful and Bee-Loved

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        from Santa Rosa CA

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Profuse Blooms

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose:

          Very floriferous. Bees and hummingbirds can't get enough of this salvia.

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          5.0

          Just as advertised

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          from Prosser wa.

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose:

            This plant is a wonderful addition to my large garden area. I use it in the front of the border and goes excellent with the other plants.a good plant for the hot summers we have here. We average six inches of rain a year so it works very well for the area. It came thru the winter months when we had several single didget days to look very healthy this beginning of spring. My second year with tihis plant and I'm excited to see the growth thru the year. So glad I found high country garden for more plants for my area.happy gardening and get your hands dirty.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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