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Sage Blue Hill

 
Purple Sage Blue Hill, Salvia nemorosa, Meadow Sage

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Blue Hill boasts striking, lilac-blue blooms and wonderfully fragrant foliage. This Sage’s smaller size makes it perfect for a border garden or container. (Salvia nemorosa)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-20" tall, 16-20" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 3SALVIA

Plant Information

Blue Hill is a shorter Salvia, blooming a lilac blue color and wonderfully fragrant.

About Salvias: Unlike the fire-engine red spires we see in park plantings every summer, the Salvia we carry are perennials. Most perennial Salvias bloom blue or purple, and most are much larger plants than the little red annuals.

Growing with numerous dense flower spikes that come into full bloom in May or June, the cultivars of S. nemorosa (which is a combo of several European species that are winter hardy) have become the favored ones for perennial gardens. Some people call them Sage. Some just call them Salvias. But everyone who grows them loves them in the garden. Here are the best-known classic cultivars:

Sensation Rose is the rich red growing up to about two feet.
May Night is the very popular taller one with the signature deep purple Salvia color, to 3 feet.
Snow Hill is the rather short, but popular white, growing only to about 20 inches.

These famous Salvias, growing together or in single stands, are sure color every season in your perennial garden.

About warmer zones: Famous perennial guru Allan Armitage, who gardens in the south, warns that these Salvias may survive all the way to zone 9, but he says from Zone 8 south, they flop over terribly, making problems for the gardener, while further north they stand tall and straight. He heartily recommends them for gardeners in colder zones.

SKU 3SALVIA
Common Name Meadow Sage
Botanical Name Salvia nemorosa
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 16-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 16-20" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Gray green foliage
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Dried Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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4.3

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2.0

very slow grower and no blooms yet

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from asheville nc

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5.0

Continuous booms!

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from Lakewood NJ

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Sage Blue Hill:

    This plant arrived healthy and small. It has grown rapidly with little care and has had constant Flores since early spring. (It's now August.) highly recommend.

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    5.0

    Love the Sage Blue Hill plants

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    from Chambersburg, PA

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    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control

      Comments about American Meadows Sage Blue Hill:

      Very colorful flower. I use them on each side of my driveway.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic company quality healthy plants

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      from Cheshire Ma

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      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Sage Blue Hill:

        I like the Sage blue hill plant as a border mixed with blue and white corn flowers.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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