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East Friesland Salvia Plant

  • - Woodland Sage, Meadow Sage
  • - Height: 12-24 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-June, September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 East Friesland Salvia Plant
Plant Features

East Friesland Salvia (Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland') is a stunning, herbaceous perennial that forms a compact, bushy mound of aromatic, wrinkled, gray-green foliage. From late spring through summer, this eye-catching plant produces numerous tall, upright spikes adorned with small, tubular flowers in a rich, vibrant shade of violet-purple, creating a dramatic vertical accent in the garden.

East Friesland Salvia is an excellent choice for borders, cottage gardens, or as a focal point in mixed perennial beds. Its tidy, mounded habit and prolonged blooming period make it a fantastic option for adding structure and continuous color to the landscape.

In addition to its striking appearance, East Friesland Salvia is highly attractive to pollinators, particularly bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The nectar-rich flowers provide a valuable food source for these beneficial creatures, making this plant an essential component of any pollinator-friendly garden.

This low-maintenance plant thrives in full sun to light shade and well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established, making it an ideal choice for water-wise gardens. Regular deadheading will encourage continuous blooming and maintain a neat appearance. After the first flush of flowers, cutting the plant back by about one-third can promote a second wave of blooms later in the season.

As a hardy perennial, East Friesland Salvia is winter hardy in USDA zones 3-9. In colder regions, it may benefit from a layer of mulch to protect the crown during the winter months.

If you're looking for a plant that combines striking beauty, long-blooming performance, and the ability to attract pollinators, East Friesland Salvia is an excellent choice. Its vibrant, violet-purple flowers and easy care requirements make it a standout addition to any garden looking to create a dynamic, eye-catching display while supporting a diverse array of beneficial insects and hummingbirds.

When selecting companion plants for East Friesland Salvia, consider those with complementary colors, textures, and growth habits. Some excellent options include:

  1. Achillea: Commonly called yarrow, these tough, drought-tolerant perennials boast flat, colorful flower clusters in shades of yellow, pink, red, and terracotta, offering a warm contrast to the cool violet-purple tones of East Friesland Salvia.
  2. Echinacea: Also known as coneflowers, these sturdy perennials feature large, daisy-like flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white, creating a stunning backdrop for the vibrant spikes of salvia.
  3. Rudbeckia: Commonly known as black-eyed Susans, these cheerful, yellow-flowered perennials provide a bright, sunny contrast to the deep violet-purple hues of East Friesland Salvia.
  4. Perovskia: Often called Russian sage, this silvery-leaved perennial features airy spikes of small, lavender-blue flowers that beautifully complement the rich violet-purple blooms of East Friesland Salvia while adding a fine-textured element to the garden.
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 12-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Pollinator Garden, Roof Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Hybrid

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Planted, now waiting

Arrived looking nice and well packed. I’ve planted them and am looking forward to watching them grow and flower.

From Betsy | June 17, 2023

Better Life Through Plants

The salvia arrived safely and is currently in the ground welcoming each day with its lovely purple flowers. I discovered Growjoy a year ago and have made beautiful additions to our garden plus our daughter's. Great pricing, dependable service but more importantly healthy plants that will continue 'coming back' year after year. Many thanks to your all for the beauty you have provided us.

From Alice | August 01, 2022

Meadow Sage

Arrived in top condition and is growing well.

From Jerry C | July 27, 2021