Salvia nemorosa 'Plumosa'

Latin Name: Salvia nemorosa 'Plumosa'
Common Name: Plumosa, or Plum Meadow Sage
Mature Height (ft): 20-30"
Mature Width: 20-30"

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Floppy, not quite upright.
Mulch: Organic.

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Unlike, S. nemorosa ‘May Night’, I don’t mind deadheading this salvia, perhaps because of its plum color it does not require as persistent deadheading. Notice the gray-green leaves of ‘Plumosa’, versus the green leaves of ‘May Night’. The stems tend to flop, but the flower stalks continue to grow and flower upright -- very strange.

Use in Garden

Sun to sun/part shade medium water-use bed or border towards the front of the border. Butterfly Garden.


Deadheading is minimal. Topdress with 1 inch of compost in the spring.