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Salvia nemorosa Sensation Blue


Balkan Clary

Perfect for a sunny spot

Superb in the summer border this long flowering perennial sage has short spikes of vivid deep blue flowers carried above mounds of dark green aromatic leaves.


Best in a sunny position. Use anywhere a splash of colour is needed in a bed, border, gravel garden or raised bed. Happy in a container too.


Loves a rich well-drained soil. To extend the flowering season remove the old flower spikes as they fade. Cut down in autumn once flowering is over, and mulch with well-rotted compost.

This perennial sage was bred and introduced to cultivation by Christof Kleinhanns of Germany.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Mediterranean garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September