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DESCRIPTION: A dwarf and compact salvia with beautiful rose pink flowers borne in abundant spikes; at their maximum effect planting in groupings, these dwarf plants are suitab for perennials borders and container use
BOTANICAL NAME: Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 40 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Rose pink
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Dry to moist - Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Border, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Leaves, Rabbit Resistant
Sensation Rose Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of rose flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive hot pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant narrow leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season.
Sensation Rose 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.
Sensation Rose Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Sensation Rose Sage will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
Sensation Rose Sage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.
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**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.