Salvia nemorosa Pink Friesland

Meadow Sage

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

A pink version of the classic S. East Friesland! Long, slender, rose-pink, upright spikes stand at attention above mounded foliage. Butterflies and hummingbirds will happily introduce themselves to this enticing newcomer.

Salvia are extremely versatile. Deer and rabbit typically shun the aromatic foliage of Salvia. Drought tolerant with intense color, they are beautiful when cut for fresh bouquets. Meadow Sage will respond well to sheering after blooming to prompt fresh foliage and blooms.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18"
Spacing: Plant 12-15" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Rose
Patent: PP18,152
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Salvia General Information

Salvia are excellent, easy-to-grow plants for a summer show of intense color. Salvia perform best in full sun. A real heat lover; they respond well to shearing after blooming to prompt fresh foliage and blooms. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Salvia Plant Care

Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Can be divided every 3 - 5 years in early spring. After blooming, cut down to basal growth, as new growth will be more appealing. May flop if given too rich soil or excessive shade. Blooms more profusely with regular watering. Dislikes a spot that is damp over the winter.