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Salvia x sylvestris 'Rose Queen'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: x sylvestris (sil-VESS-tris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose Queen
Additional cultivar information: (aka Rosakoenigin)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On Jun 23, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This has proven hardy for me in zone 4, and I have it planted with a northern exposure. It is in its 3rd year and is now nice and full and has abundant bloom. I really like the color. Very carefree as well.

Positive JodyC On Jul 31, 2006, JodyC from Palmyra, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just bought 3 plugs from Green mountain transplants..I'm hoping they will do well..I'll update later this year or next spring/summer...I'm thinking they can take partial shade also...since it's called Perennial Woodland only makes sense...:-)

Positive Gabrielle On Jan 28, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Rose Queen' grows fast from seed, and will even do a bit of self-seeding. It is very pretty in full bloom. My information says it is hardy in zones 4-9 and grows in full to partial sun. Blooms May - November in my garden.

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 13, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This sage has stunning deep pink flower spikes that can reach a height of 20". Blooms June to July, then later in autumn, if deadheaded. Hummingbirds love it. Great for cut flowers, too.


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

North Fork, California
Palm Harbor, Florida
Grayslake, Illinois
Mackinaw, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Pinconning, Michigan
Hopkins, Minnesota
Belton, Missouri
Ellenville, New York
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Knoxville, Tennessee
Leesburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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