Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Balkan clary 'Ostfriesland'
A compact, bushy perennial with narrowly ovate, green leaves and dense erect racemes of deep violet-blue flowers with pink bracts, in summer and autumn
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Best in full sun but can tolerate light partial shade
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildlife gardens
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Remove flower spikes as they fade to prolong flowering
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