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Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ (Ostfriesland)

Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ (Ostfriesland)

Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ is a tried-and-true classic perennial Salvia that is both versatile and beautiful. The intense violet-blue flower stems stand above heavily-textured, lance shaped foliage and create a vibrant display when mass planted in the landscape. It is deer and rabbit resistant, however it’s irresistible to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. The luminous flower stalks grow 18-24” tall and bloom spring through fall. The fragrant foliage grows in tight rosettes and spread by rhizomes, filling in a garden bed in a couple of seasons.

Plant in full sun, in very well-drained soil and provide regular irrigation. Avoid overly damp soil in the winter or you can run into root rot. Shear back spent blooms to promote fresh foliage and new blooms. Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ is tolerant of seaside conditions and salt spray, making it ideal for coastal gardens. The vivid-violet flowers contrast nicely with the bright gold and rich burgundy of Rudbeckia ‘Denver Daisy’ and Coreopsis ‘SunKiss’.

The Sunset Western Climates Zones for Salvia nemorosa ‘East Friesland’ are 2-10, 14-24. It is extremely heat and cold tolerant. We are currently growing these outstanding Salvias in 1 gallon containers. To see photos of these and many other plants we are growing, visit our website To stay current on the happenings around our nursery, we invite you to follow us on Instagram @clearwatercolornursery.


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