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Blue Marvel Sage Plants

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Salvia nemorosa, Woodland Sage

Pot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
  • Large, dense heads of violet blue flowers.
  • Flowering: Jun-Oct
  • Foliage: Mid green
  • To 30 x 30cm
  • Full sun, sheltered site
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Description

Salvia nemorosa Blue Marvel / Balsalarv

Blue Marvel is a modern sage with a compact habit and large, satisfyingly chunky heads of blue flowers opening from maroon calyxes in Jun-October. To 30cm tall.

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Features

  • Large, dense heads of violet blue flowers.
  • Flowering: Jun-Oct
  • Foliage: Mid green
  • To 30 x 30cm
  • Full sun, sheltered site
  • Any well drained soil, likes chalk
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing Blue Marvel Sage

Salvias need close to full sun, and will grow near the coast in exposed locations. They are fully hardy, although their flowering season will be shortened somewhat in cold and windy places. They are happy on chalk, and like a light, well-drained but moist soil enriched with humus that doesn't remain wet in winter, so heavy clay is not good. They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers. Established plants are drought resistant, but still want fairly consistent moisture in dry summer periods to flower really well.
They are perfect for a Mediterranean or gravel garden, and are great in large containers.

Deadhead promptly to get the most from the flowering season. Leave the withered foliage on the plants overwinter for protection, and trim them after the last spring frost, right down to new growth.

Mulch lightly every year or two, ideally after a heavy spring rain when the soil has warmed up. Salvias don't need much fertility, so a little help goes a long way.

In Your Garden Design

A compact dwarf plant which makes it ideal for bedding. Why not mix it with pink or white petunias? Or for a classic look a plant with Carpet Patio Rose such as Rosa Pink Flower Carpet for a strong pink and purple colour combination or Rosa Gold Flower Carpet for a vibrant purple and yellow. The combination would work in a large container too with a trailing ivy over the sides and combined with a silver and white convolvulus cneorum.

Did You Know?

Commonly known as Balkan Clary or Woodland Sage, it was formerly classified as Salvia x sylvestris.

Cultivation Instructions

Position in full sun in well-drained soil enriched with humus planting 60cm apart. Avoid spots affected by winter waterlogging. Water until established, then drought tolerant. Protect from slugs. Suitable for containers.

Apply a general fertiliser and a mulch in spring. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Divide mature clumps in spring.