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Salvia nemorosa 'Violet Riot'

Violet Riot Sage

Sage

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A dense, bushy variety with stunning spikes of long lasting violet-blue flowers; somewhat drought tolerant; excellent for the sunny border or containers

Description

A dense, bushy variety with stunning spikes of long lasting violet-blue flowers; somewhat drought tolerant; excellent for the sunny border or containers

Landscape Attributes

Violet Riot Sage is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Violet Riot Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Violet Riot Sage will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

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