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Salvia nemorosa 'Plumosa'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Thick plume-like panicles are very deep purple and are very unique from other salvias. They retain this wonderful color when harvested and dried. 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

Very deep purple

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

15-18 in.

Good Companions

Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Sage (Artemisia ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Tickseed-Red (Coreopsis ), Yarrow (Achillea )

Plant Height

18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low water needs, Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Mass Plant, Dried Flower, Container, Edging, Cut flower or foliage, Border

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant , Rabbit resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests