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Salvia nemorosa 'Pusztaflamme'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: nemorosa (nem-or-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pusztaflamme
Additional cultivar information: (aka Plumosa)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Andrea_F On Jun 24, 2011, Andrea_F from Ottawa, ON (Zone 4a) wrote:

A disappointment. Like others, I was taken in by the large, dark flowers at the nursery, but the plant has never looked as good since. In both rich and poor soil, with or without watering, growth is spindly, it tends to flop, and the flowers have gotten small and pale. I would not buy this variety again.

Neutral BlackDogKurt On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

I also bought this based on the photos I saw. It looked like a different type of salvia, but it has been rather disappointing for me too. The color is very pale and the flowers are small and hardly noticeable. I will probably take it out this year and replace with something else.

Neutral hart On Jul 19, 2007, hart from Shenandoah Valley, VA wrote:

I was a bit disappointed in this plant, it was planted last fall. It has flopped badly in our dry summer. The color isn't nearly as pretty as shown in the catalogs but I really like the unusual blooms.

It has been reliably and very drought tolerant in my dry and rocky soil. Would probably do better in a slightly less dry spot.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Medium 18" - plant 14" apart. Zone 4-8. Grapefruit sized flower plumes of deep rosy lilac.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Hoopa, California
Martinez, California
Seymour, Connecticut
Pinconning, Michigan
Eveleth, Minnesota
Wren, Ohio
Fort Valley, Virginia

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