Botanical: Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'
Common: Meadow Sage
General Characteristics: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought. Prefers moist, gravelly or sandy soils with good drainage. Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. If plant foliage depreciates in hot summer conditions to the point where it looks unsightly, consider trimming back. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded. This plant will not self-seed.
Use: This dwarf meadow sage is well suited for container gardening, perennial borders fronts, rock gardens and in other small spaces in the landscape. Also effective as an edging plant. Avoid crown and root rot by refraining from excessively moist or wet conditions.