Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg'

2 litre pot £17.99
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Buy Salvia nemorosa 'Schwellenburg' meadow sage: A compact form with rose-purple blooms

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense and upright in habit, the grey-green foliage contrasts perfectly with the rose-tinted, purple flowers, which are attractive to butterflies and bees. Also, providing it gets plenty of sun (and it's dead-headed regularly) 'Schwellenburg' will continue to flower over a long period - offering lashings of late summer colour.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon as they start to fade. Cut back all the stems after they have finished flowering and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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DIdn't survive the winter of 2020/21


I bought two of these in 2018 and was pleased how attraive they looked near the front of a border, however they did not survive the more severe winter of 2020/21. The temperatures here never exceeded minus 6. It is possible that it was the unseasonable period of frosts in early May, after an unusually warm April, that was the culprit.




Strong plant


Really strong plant that doesn't appear to be affected by pests, disease or wind and flowers for ages (flowered start June and still going strong at the end of August). However it is advertised as being pollinator friendly and it certainly look like it should be with masses of flowers but I have yet to see any insect at all visit it.




Beautiful foliage - not for wet areas!


After a fantastic first year of flowering the area that it was in got waterlogged and there is no sign of it in Spring. I will buy it again but must make sure - like the planting advice - that its well drained soil.




Salvia nemorosa Schwellenburg

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