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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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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.
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:
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:
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.
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hardy but dull looking
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia nemorosa Sensation Rose:
Grew fine but unimpressive in form and color. I moved it to a less noticeable location and I'm sure it will continue to do fine. Just not for any eye catching placement. The color seemed drab to me too.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Beautiful - Recommended
By Escapist Gardener
from East Bay, CA
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A very nice tidy plant that looked exactly liked the picture (with lovely little pink spikes) within a few months of planting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Beautiful Hardy Salvia
By Beginning Gardener
from Frederick, CO
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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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Beautiful and Bee-Loved
By A bee lady
from Santa Rosa CA
Very floriferous. Bees and hummingbirds can't get enough of this salvia.
Just as advertised
from Prosser wa.
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.
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.
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