Despite being a compact plant, this produces the largest flowers of all the perennial sages. The abundant upright flower spikes soar above a bushy clump of grey-green foliage. The flowers, a strong rose pink on claret stems, are attractive to butterflies and excellent for cutting.
These reasonably drought tolerant plants prefer a sunny spot, and are invaluable for their richly coloured display in the border. You could use them for a colourful ground cover option, as they are so petite.
Pot Size: 2L
Common Name: Meadow Sage
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 30cm x 30cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained, light
Aspect: South or west facing
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – September
Care: Cut back hard in spring. Deadhead or pick regularly to encourage more flowers.