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Salvia pratensis Rhapsody In Blue

Meadow Sage

Ideal for a dry location

Brilliant deep violet-blue flowers adorn these bushy compact plants all through summer. Easy to grow, and with aromatic leaves as a bonus, this salvia is worthy of a place in any garden.


Happy in a sunny position, anywhere a brilliant splash of colour is needed, use in a bed, border, gravel garden or raised bed. Try growing in container.


Best in a well-drained soil. Cut back the flower spikes as they fade to encourage more flowers well into the autumn.

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 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
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 Coastal or drought resistant, Mediterranean garden, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From May to September