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Perennials – Meadow Sage

  • Meadow sage 

Botanical name: salvia pratensis 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: up to 5 ft in height and 1.5 ft in width 

Bloom time:  late spring, summer, fall 

Hardy zone: zones 4-9

Flower color: white, pink, blue, purple

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: can reach mature size in first growing season 

Pruning instructions: trim as needed to contain growth 

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: borders, attract pollinators, add color to landscape 

Light needs:  6 hours of sunlight a day 

Special features:  sweet aroma 

Watering instructions:  give the plant about an inch of water a week. If rain water meets this watering requirement then manual watering is not needed

Fertilizing instructions : slow-release fertilizer mixed in with soil at the time of planting, or compost are the best forms of fertilizer

Best time to plant: spring or fall

Best type of soil: sandy

Companion plants: rosemary, daisies, lantana

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets 

Invasive species: no

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