Meadow Sage
Salvia pratensis 'Madeline'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: pratensis (pray-TEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Madeline
Additional cultivar information:(PP20456)
Hybridized by Oudolf
Registered or introduced: 2008
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 18, 2015, Sequoiadendron4 from Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I installed this plant in 2014 but it was young and didn't bloom that season. This spring it started growing nicely and is currently in full bloom. The blooms are quite lovely and they really stand out. They come at an awkward time for some gardeners; the time when spring bulbs die down and before summer perennials ramp up. It' is a perfect selection for our garden and works great. The leaves are fairly large and grow tight to the ground in spring before it starts sending up stalks. I was pretty surprised it did so well this year because last year it was shaded some by taller perennials.