February 8, 2023
Salvia nemorosa, Kew Gardens

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ with its reddish-purple blossom makes a wonderful border plant. Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ flowers throughout the summer months.

This perennial you can divide every three years. Salvia Nemorosa is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants.  It has gray-green foliage and leaves are fragrant like other Salvias. Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ grows from 12 to 18in or 30cm to 45cm high.

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'
Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’

How to grow Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’:

Grow it in the sun. Plant it in moist well-drained soil. By deadheading flowers, you can prolong the flowering season. Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds yet it is rabbit and deer-resistant. 

Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ is drought tolerant. It is as nice in the garden as it is for cut flowers. Watch out for Leafhoppers, slugs, and snails otherwise it is generally disease-free. You can propagate Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ by division.

Salvia nemorosa, Wesuwe
Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’
Salvia nemorosa, Purple
Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’ at Kew Gardens, London, UK
Salvia nemorosa, Kew Gardens
Salvia nemorosa ‘Wesuwe’

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