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Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Deep Rose’
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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 ‘Sensation Deep Rose’ full sun

We have the Florensis Breeding Program to thank for this exciting new small-statured Salvia. A handsome bed of scalloped-edged, quilted green leaves hosts lovely deep lavender rose flowers with darker calyxes on short branching spires. Its profuse long lasting display, maintained by regular deadheading, and diminutive size make it just right for a container, along a path or anywhere space is limited. (pp#18,230)

Blooms May–August

Size: 12"–15" high x 12"–15" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Deep Rose’ (P-1900)
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