(Salvia Pratensis 'Meadow')
Meadow Sage is a clump-forming perennial herb that is native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia but can be commonly found growing throughout the northeastern and northwestern United States. At maturity this plant reaches the height of 36” and features upright racemes, 3” aromatic, grayish-green foliage, and clusters of two-lipped lavender-blue flowers. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer and rabbits, tolerates drought, is edible, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!
Variety: Meadow Sage
Also Known As: Pratensis Blue, Meadow Clary.
Native to: Albania, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Krym, Netherlands, Northwest European R, Poland, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia.
Introduced into: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual/Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): May to September
Light: Full Sun
Water: Dry to medium.
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium. Well-drained.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. It attracts butterflies as well as resists deer and rabbits.
Sow Depth: On soil surface
USDA Zone: 4-10
Produces: numerous, dense, upright, spike-like racemes of tiny, two-lipped, deep lavender-blue flowers.
Garden Uses: Perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens or wild gardens. May be used as an edging plant.
Both of them should be dried in a dark spot and be kept in a dry and airtight container.