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Salvia nemorosa ‘Negrito’
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Salvia

Sage

Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.

Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Negrito’ full sun

Studded with radiant bluish violet flowers, crowded spires rise above a low growing shapely bed of textured green crimple-edged leaves. Persistent darker purple calyxes festoon the long lasting floral splendor, extending interest well after the tubular petals are spent. A compelling European cultivar that is hard to find in this country, ‘Negrito’ makes an ideal trouble free companion for the rosy hues of Origanum ‘Lizzie’s Hybrid #2’ and Sedum ‘Red Cauli’.

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Negrito’ (P-1771)
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“I placed a large order & am very pleased with the experience. I chose Digging Dog because they had cultivars that I couldn't find elsewhere & were grown neonic-free. All the plants I received were strong & well-rooted. I will happily order from them again.”

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