Meadow Sage

Salvia pratensis | Also known as: Wild sage, Meadow sage, Meadow clary | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The common name of Salvia pratensis gives away a lot. Meadow Sage brings to any garden that free-spirited sense a country meadow typically creates, and with tall light green stems with lances of violet blossoms swaying in the summer breeze, your garden can achieve that freedom too. A clump-forming perennial, its large, wrinkled, slightly scented foliage is close to the ground. The Meadow Sage prefers light, well-drained soil with full exposure to sunlight. For fuller floral displays, pruning is advised – simply remove the flower lances when they’ve faded.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Erect flower stem
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Culinary use
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For birds & bees
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years