Salvia nemorosa 'Plumosa'

Meadow Sage

Tips for Homeowners:

Completely cut plant back after flowers are spent, which promotes new growth and flowers. May need staking.

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The double flowers are clustered on the stems to be displayed as plumes rather than the usual spike flowers expected on Salvia plants.

  • Dense, purplish plumes
  • Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees
  • Excellent cut flower

Beautiful addition to the perennial border.

Height: 14-18 in
Spread: 12-15 in
Zone: 4-8
Color: Purple

Interesting Notes about Meadow Sage:

This perennial is popular for its hardiness, but also for its adaptibility and carefree nature. The plants are relatively disease and pest free and bloom all season. It grows in clumps and combines beautifully with other contrasting plants. Drought and heat tolerant and tolerates poor soils as long as well-drained. Thrives in full sun.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Rock Garden
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Specimen
  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water