Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleberry'
Bumbleberry Meadow Sage, Bumbleberry Woodland Sage, Bumbleberry Perennial Salvia
- Main interest:
- long blooming dense spikes of fuschia flowers, compact, attracts hummingbirds and pollinators
- full sun
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- Mildly fragrant
- Flowering period:
- June to July
- deep green
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 1 ft (0.3 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
- borders, containers, mass planting, rock gardens, cutting garden, dried flowers
Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleberry' is a stunning compact dwarf deep pink Salvia with fuchsia flowers on dark wine calyxes, and aromatic deep green foliage. It is perfect small gardens and at the edge of beds, and makes a bold colour statement in containers. It is HIGHLY attractive to hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. Areas of mass planting will literally buzz with activity from later spring to early summer. Its upright form and foliage looks nice all season long, and plants will lightly re-bloom if deadheaded. Happily, it is not enjoyed by rabbits or deer.
Synonym(s): Salvia x sylvestris 'Bumbleberry', Salvia x superba 'Bumbleberry'
Also known as: Perennial Sage, Balkan Clary, Steppe Sage