Salvia sylvestris Balyricose

Lyrical Rose European Sage

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22-24" x 18-20" wide. Lyrical™ Rose is a new, showy pink-flowered meadow sage selected for its compact, well-branched habit and long-blooming period. Re-blooms when deadheaded. Rabbit and deer resistant, this beauty is excellent for attracting butterflies and honeybees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
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. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLM251

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22-24" x 18-20" wide. Lyrical Rose™ is a new, showy pink flowered Meadow Sage selected for its compact, well-branched habit and long blooming period. Beginning in late spring this plant covers itself with rose-pink flowers and re-flowers later in summer when deadheaded. Not browsed by rabbits or deer, this beauty is excellent for attracting butterflies and honeybees. Javelina resistant
SKU HBLM251
Common Name Lyrical Rose European Sage
Botanical Name Salvia sylvestris Balyricose
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 22-24" tall
Mature Spread 18-20" 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"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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 5, 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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Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.0

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4.0

Fabulous plant

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Balyricose:

    I planted this salvia in a bed with Penstmon BOP, Yarrow, Salvia Greggii 'Playa Rosa'. It bloomed beautifully during a typical hot Sacramento summer with occasional water. It produced a huge volume of seeds but was not problematic. It went dormant in the winter but has come back with lots of foliage.

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    5.0

    Beautiful color Salvia

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    from Pelham NH

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Balyricose:

      Beautiful plant. I bought 2 of these, planted last year, this year they bloomed, the color is gorgeous.

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      2.0

      Difficult plant

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      from Lansing, MI

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

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      • Meadow Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Balyricose:

      This plant seems to have problems that I have yet to resolve. It started out great and then kind of fizzled out. After three years in one spot in my meadow garden I moved it last year to another location in the meadow garden thinking it might need a different location. It did not seem to like the new location any more than the first one. I do know know if it is due to clay soils or just not getting enough sunshine here in mid-Michigan to stimulate growth and flowers. I keep babying it along, but it is frustrating.

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      5.0

      Beautiful addition to a garden!

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      from Western Slope of Colorado

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      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Showy

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia sylvestris Balyricose:

        I bought one of these in 2014, just to try it. Although I definitely do not have a green thumb, this plant flourished in my garden, and bloomed twice during its first season. It not only came through the winter, but had increased much in size. It put on a spectacular show for weeks this spring (we did have an unusual amount of rain). I had to order more. I have decided you can't go wrong with this variety of salvia!

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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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