February 4, 2023
Salvia transsylvanica

Salvia transsylvanica

Salvia transsylvanica, Transylvanian Sage, Meadow Clary, or Sage is native to Central Russia. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. Salvia transsylvanica is a clump-forming perennial.

Salvia transsylvanica flowers in late spring through autumn. It grows to about 2ft or 60cm. The violet-blue flowers are two-lipped and appear in spike-like racemes. Salvia’s name is from Latin and means to save or to heal and transsylvanica means from Transylvania in Romania.

Salvia transsylvanica
Salvia transsylvanica at Kew Garden, London, UK

Plant Salvia transsylvanica in the sun or partial shade in most types of soils, it prefers moist but well-drained. It will perform best when there are cool nights. Deadhead spent flowers to increase blooming. Salvia transsylvanica can get droopy in humid weather, you can remedy it by cutting it to the basal foliage. Propagate from seeds. Watch out for powdery mildew, leaf spot, or rust otherwise it is trouble-free.

Salvia transsylvanica attracts birds, butterflies, and bees and is deer-resistant, rabbit-resistant, and drought-resistant.

Salvia transsylvanica
Salvia transsylvanica

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