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East Friesland Salvia nemorosa Woodland Sage Plant
Thin, Brilliant Deep-Blue Spikes Form a Solid Wall of Color!

East Friesland Salvia nemorosa Woodland Sage Plant

This perennial tolerates drought and blazing sun!

12-inch dwarf plant blooms in early summer, then repeats!
Masses of very long, pencil-thin, vibrantly colorful bloomspikes arise on this perennial Sage! The deep blue blooms are richly colorful on upright 18-inch plants, blooming heavily in early summer and then repeating their fine show later in the season. A spectacular source of dark, intense color and narrow, vertical form, 'East Friesland' is a wonder in the front of the border, and combines well with Shasta Daisies. The flowers attract butterflies, and are superb for cutting.

Space plants 15 inches apart in the garden, and divide every 3 to 4 years. Not fussy about soil, it flourishes in blazing sun, tolerating drought and heat. Zones 4-9.

Genus Salvia
Species nemorosa
Variety 'East Friesland'
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Fall
PlantHeight 18 in
PlantWidth 18 in
BloomSize 18 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions
BloomColor Blue
BloomSeason Fall, Summer
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Amazing!
Bonnie Clide from KS wrote (May 19, 2014):
This plant did exactly what I wanted it to do and it turned out so beautiful. It isnt hard to keep up with and it is well worth the purchase.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).

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