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Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This selection has a compact habit which makes it perfect for edging, containers, or other small spaces. The foliage spread the first year is quite impressive for a dwarf plant. Dark violet-purple flowers are produced nearly all summer long, particularly if plants are deadheaded. The leaves are aromatic when crushed.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will bloom better with regular watering. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller

Flower Color

Dark violet-purple

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

12 in.

Good Companions

Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Sage (Artemisia ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell-Creeping (Veronica prostrata), Tickseed (Coreopsis )

Plant Height

8-12 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Small / Miniature, Border, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Dried Flower, Container, Mass Plant, Edging, Cut flower or foliage

Bloom Time

All summer

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests