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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, ovate to lance-shaped, notched, wrinkled, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Blue
    Violet blue
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • 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. Produces flowers to 1cm (½in) long in dense, terminal racemes
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

SALVIA nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

 
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  • 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
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • 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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