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Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' / Sage

    Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' / Sage


    Salvia Marcus is a stunning perennial that boasts vibrant violet-blue flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. This variety of Salvia is known for its compact growth habit, making it ideal for small gardens, containers, or as an edging plant. The foliage of this plant is also noteworthy, with grey-green leaves that have a slightly fuzzy texture.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 40-50cm (16-20in)
    • Spread: 30-40cm (12-16in)
    • Flower color: Violet-blue
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Grey-green, slightly fuzzy leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining soil with moderate moisture content
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Salvia Marcus is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It can be planted as a border plant, in containers, as a ground cover, or in mixed herbaceous borders. The compact growth habit makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or for adding color to patio areas.

    Salvia Marcus is known for its hardiness and easy-to-grow nature, making it an excellent choice for beginner gardeners. It is also highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making it a great addition to any wildlife garden. Additionally, it is deer-resistant and drought-tolerant, making it a low-maintenance plant that can thrive in a variety of growing conditions.

    Companion Plants:

    • Penstemon 'Dark Towers' - The dark foliage and pink-purple flowers of this penstemon complement the colors of Salvia Marcus.
    • Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me' - The red flowers of this daylily provide a bright and bold contrast to the purple flowers of Salvia Marcus.
    • Leucanthemum 'Becky' - The bright white flowers of this shasta daisy provide a crisp and clean contrast to the purple flowers of Salvia Marcus.

    Care Instructions:
    Salvia Marcus prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It is a low-maintenance plant that only requires moderate moisture and occasional deadheading to promote blooming. It can be pruned back in the fall to maintain its compact growth habit and encourage new growth in the following spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    Salvia Marcus is a reliable and showy plant that is sure to add a pop of color to any garden. Its easy-to-grow nature and versatility make it an excellent choice for gardeners of all skill levels.