Salvia 'East Friesland' Ornamental Sage



One of the top 10 perennials of all time

Short on foliage, long and lovely on blooms

(Syn. 'Ostfriesland.')

Tall, slender, brilliantly colorful bloomspikes cover this perennial sage over an extra-long season. A classic name in the family, 'East Friesland' Ornamental Sage has been voted one of the Top 10 Perennials of All Time—and one season in your garden will show you why.

If you have a swathe of sun-soaked soil left anywhere in the perennial border or meadow garden, treat it to the long-lasting, multi-season beauty of Salvia 'East Friesland' Ornamental Sage. This woodland sage is much more compact, longer-blooming, and more intensely colored than others. The deep blue blooms really stand out on upright 18-inch plants, blooming heavily in early summer and then repeating their fine show later in the season, often all the way into fall.

Salvia 'East Friesland' Ornamental Sage attracts butterflies and bees, its bloom spikes keeping their color even in punishing heat and humidity. They make nice fillers for indoor bouquets but are so spectacular when massed in the garden that you may not be able to bear cutting them.

Space these perennials about 15 inches apart in the garden. Famously unfussy about soil, they flourish in blazing sun, tolerating drought and heat. Make new plants to share with others or to increase your own garden holdings by dividing mature plants every 3 to 4 years.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Salvia
Species nemorosa
Variety 'East Friesland'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 18 in
Plant Width 18 in
Bloom Size 18 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 19, 2014


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Bonnie Clide from KS

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