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Violet Sage, Ornamental Meadow Sage, Balkan Clary, Perennial Woodland Sage
Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: nemorosa (nem-or-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marcus
Additional cultivar information:(PP13322, aka Haeumanarc)
Hybridized by Hussermann
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Seymour, Connecticut

Marietta, Georgia

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Oak Forest, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

Norton, Massachusetts

Albertville, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Southold, New York

Knoxville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Palestine, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 18, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A diminutive salvia that's perfect for adding reliable color to tight city gardens. Thrives in well drained raised planters. Exceptional for tidiness in the front of the sunny perennial border. Makes a perfect groundcovering plant in front of shrubs that have lost their skirts. Size is perfect for rock and alpine gardens. A roof garden winner!

This cultivar was developed in Germany. Salvia nemorosa is a native wildflower of central, southeast and eastern Europe and is widely distributed there. It was among the first salvias to be brought into gardens with considerable early breeding in Germany. It remains a standard for cold climate salvia. Therefore, I am not sure it will be a long term survivor in my zone 9a garden, but so far, so good.

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