The Salvia nemorosa is a genus from the Lamiaceae or Labiatae family and is commonly named woodland sage or Balkan clary. The Salvia nemorosa is native to southwest Asia and southeast Europe.

Nemorosa comes from Latin and means 'wooded'. Another name that is often used for Salvia nemorosa is Salvia sylvestris.

The Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Deep Blue’ has beautiful purple flowers that rise above the foliage.

The woodland sage forms a clump that gradually spreads. From the clump sturdy woody stems grow that stay erect. The Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Deep Blue’ does not like too much moist and does enjoy the sun and warmth. This perennial is very tolerant to drought. Some chalk in spring will be appreciated.

The flowers of the woodland sage attract a lot of butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

The woodland sage dies to the ground in the winter. Wait with cutting the stems till spring. The remains of the plant protect is from the cold in the winter and provide shelter and food for birds and insects.



Attracts bees: yes

Characteristic: newly emerging every year

Deer resistant: yes

Exposure: sun/ part shade

Flower color: purple

Flowering time: June – August

Foliage color:  green

Fragrant flower: no

Hardiness: - 25 ºC (-13 F)

Height: 14 inches (35 cm)

Soil: normal/ dry