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Violet Sage, Ornamental Meadow Sage, Balkan Clary, Perennial Woodland Sage 'Snow Hill'


Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Hill
Additional cultivar information:(aka Schneehugel)
Hybridized by Pagels
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



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:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

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


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

Benton, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

San Diego, California

Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

Dover, Delaware

Pensacola, Florida

Urbandale, Iowa

Salvisa, Kentucky

Rising Sun, Maryland

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Lincoln Park, Michigan

West Plains, Missouri

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Raleigh, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Anton, Texas

Austin, Texas

Breckenridge, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Grand Prairie, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Petersburg, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 18, 2011, glb360 from Grand Prairie, TX wrote:

This is one of the few plants that survived the record heat wave of 2011 in the Dallas TX area and had only been in the ground about 3 months! However, even with frequent watering, it stayed small but continued to bloom constantly. Im hoping next Spring it will take off when its (hopefully) not so hot and dry. I have heavy, black, clay soil.


On Dec 11, 2010, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

I LOVE this plant! Starts blooming for me in late spring and doesn't stop until the first hard frost! (Zone 6b) White, airish blooms almost glow in he garden.


On May 1, 2010, SalviaFanatic5 from Dover, DE wrote:

I love this plant. It comes back every year here. It does very well in Zone 7A. Looks very nice once it starts to bloom. It's very bee friendly. One of my favorite of the hardy salvias.


On May 20, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant grows very well for me in zone 5a, even in my heavy clay soil. It has a nice scent to it and the flowers are long lasting. I deadhead it and then it reflowers in the same season, even twice. Doesn't need a lot of maintenance.