Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Salvia nemorosa Bumbleberry (Garden Sage)

(Bumble Series) Petite spikes of deep fuchsia-pink flowers on dark burgundy calyxes grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

Français

Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PPAF

Large flat clusters of tiny dark pink flowers open on fine fern-like foliage; often used in dried flower arrangements

Blooms from early summer to fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant foliage
Moderate salt tolerance

More Info »

(Pretty Poppers Series) Semi-double blooms that appear to have an ombré effect; the flowers emerge in a variety of pink shades, with petals that fade from white to an intense pink-blush, each with an apple-red centre. They grow on tall, sturdy stems that rise above thin, blue-silver foliage. Compact mounding habit.

Blooms spring to early summer
8-10″ tall x 16-20″ spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
High salt tolerance

More Info »

NEW

This perennial features upright stems bearing bright blue flowers on small rosy purple calyxes and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

More Info »

This herbaceous perennial features racemes of white or pink-hued, tubular flowers on tall stems bearing burgundy foliage of long elliptic basal and lance-shaped stem leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant

More Info »

This perennial features airy spires of lacy violet-blue flowers on thin white stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to mid-fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

More Info »

This mat-forming perennial features velvety, bright green leaves, from which sturdy spikes of lavender-hued flowers sprout. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early fall
1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

More Info »

This deciduous shrub features black branches sporting large catskins that start out pink, then turn silver, and finally to deep black. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
10-12 ft tall x 10-12 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Shade tolerant

More Info »

 

(Bumble Series) Spikes of pale sky-blue flowers grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

More Info »