Wood sage 'Rose Queen'

Salvia x sylvestris 'Rose Queen' | Also known as: Wood sage 'Rose Queen' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Like many in the Salvia genus, Salvia x sylvestris has a distinct central spike that grows erect, and there is little doubt this is the eye-catching quality that attracts gardeners. With a lance of vivid violet–pink blossoms on offer, it’s not hard to acknowledge the attraction of Salvia x sylvestris. More commonly called Wood Sage, its mid-green, lightly scented foliage is a mass of large, wrinkled, hairy leaves. It loves fertile and moist though well-drained soil, and plenty of sun. Pruning will prolong flowering, so removing fading spikes is advised.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.75
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-4
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 14 - 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
  • Attractive flowers and aromatic foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • 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
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Wood sage

PLANTS Salvia x sylvestris

Like many in the Salvia genus, Salvia x sylvestris has a distinct central spike that grows erect, and there is little doubt this is the eye-catching quality that attracts gardeners. With a lance of vivid violet–pink blossoms on offer, it’s not hard to acknowledge the attraction of Salvia x sylvestris. More commonly called Wood Sage, its mid-green, lightly scented foliage is a mass of large, wrinkled, hairy leaves. It loves fertile and moist though well-drained soil, and plenty of sun. Pruning will prolong flowering, so removing fading spikes is advised.

Wood sage 'Blaukonigin'

PLANTS Salvia x sylvestris 'Blaukonigin' | -29°C - -1°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade