Woodland Sage, Transylvanian Sage, Cedar sage
Salvia nemorosa, syn. S. x superba, S. roemeriana, S. transsylvanica
Salvias are long blooming, easy to grow, heat and drought tolerant perennials. In bloom, salvia plants can be spectacular. Flowers are loved by hummingbirds, and are excellent for cutting.
NEW DIMENSION BLUE Woodland Sage Salvia nemorosa syn. S. x superba
Intense, rich violet-blue (the deepest blue available from a seed grown salvia), long-lasting flowers on compact, well-branched, heavy blooming, heat tolerant, 10-12″ tall plants. Blooms the first season when started early. Winter hardy to zone 5. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
NEW DIMENSION ROSE Woodland Sage Salvia nemorosa syn. S. x superba
Rich, rose (the deepest rose we have seen from a seed grown salvia), long-lasting flowers on compact, well-branched, heavy blooming, heat tolerant, 10-12″ high plants. Blooms the first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 5. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
NEW DIMENSION MIX Woodland Sage Salvia nemorosa syn. S. x superba
The rich rose and blue flowers of the New Dimension Series salvias have been formulated into an outstanding mix. The easy to grow, heat tolerant, 10-12″ tall plants flower heavily and for a long period of time. New Dimension Mix salvia will flower the first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 5.
ROSE QUEEN Woodland Sage Salvia nemorosa syn. S. x superba
Blooming from May to August, this easy to grow, heat and drought tolerant perennial produces brilliant, bright rose flowers. Hummingbirds love the blooms, and they are popular for cutting. Plants grow 18-24″ tall.
MERLEAU BLUE Woodland Sage Salvia nemorosa syn. S. x superba
This compact, 16″ tall, first year flowering salvia produces a wealth of spectacular, deep violet-blue blooms from May-June through September. Hummingbirds love them! The easy to grow plants are heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and winter hardy to zone 4. Merleau Blue is an outstanding performer in borders or containers. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize).
BLUE CLOUD Transylvanian Sage Salvia transsylvanica
A hardy, heavy blooming, first year flowering, 3′ tall perennial. Will freely produce tremendous spikes of non-fade, sky-blue blooms from June to September. Flowers are excellent for cutting. The widely adapted plants need plenty of sun, and little water once established. Winter hardy to zone 3.
HOT TRUMPETS Cedar Sage Salvia roemeriana
Compact, well branched, 12-15″ tall plants are topped in brilliant red, tubular flowers from June to September of the first year. Plants provide long-lasting color when massed, or use in mixed borders, and containers. Hot Trumpets salvia tolerates more shade than other salvias. A winter hardy perennial to zone 7, it can be grown as an annual in all zones.
Named Cedar Sage for the Texas cedar thickets in which it was found. Introduced in 1852, Cedar Sage quickly became a cottage garden favorite.
How to Plant Salvia Seeds
Sow salvia seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 75°F., germination is in 21-30 days. Transplant salvia seedlings into the garden 18″ apart, after all danger of frost.