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SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Commonly known as Balkan clary, Sage

(syn. Freisland) - Compact growing with violet-blue flower spikes which are a magnet for insects
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  • Deciduous - rough, grey-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Blue - violet blue
  • Height - 50cm (20in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - many-branched perennial
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. 'deserta'. Wildlife plant - insects. To prolong flowering remove flower spikes as they fade
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs and snails on young growth
  • Place of origin - Europe to central Asia. Garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - dense, terminal racemes
  • Tubular - flowers to 1cm (½in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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Salvia, Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’, Achillea ‘Inca Gold’ and Allium giganteum
Achillea ‘Inca Gold’, Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and Salvia
Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’, Salvia and Phlomis russeliana
BRUNNERA macrophylla 'Jack Frost' and SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia and Allium giganteum
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia, Allium giganteum and Gaura ‘The Bride’
EUPHORBIA characias wulfeni and SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Gaura ‘The Bride’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia and Allium giganteum
Gaura ‘The Bride’, Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’, Salvia and Phlomis russeliana
HAKONECHLOA macra 'All Gold' and SALVIA
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Echinacea purpurea, Salvia and Allium giganteum
ISOPLEXIS canariensis and SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Lavandula angustifolia, Salvia, Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Perouskia ‘Blue Spire’ and Phlomis russeliana
PENSTEMON 'Hewell's Pink Bedder' and SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Victoria' and SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
PYRUS salicifolia 'Pendula', SALVIA nemorosa 'Caradonna' and SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' and SALVIA 'Royal Bumble'
SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' and SEDUM 'Purple Emperor'
SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' and TAXUS baccata 'Fastigiata'
Salvia, Agastache ‘Red Fortune’, Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ and Ballota pseudodictamnus

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