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Bog Sage

Salvia uliginosa

Cuckoo bee on bog sage blue by Louise Docker (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bog Sage Overview

Salvia uliginosa is a herbaceous perennial from the Lamiaceae family. Commonly known as Bog Sage. It can reach 2m in height, producing lance-shaped foliage and spikes of 2-lipped, blue flowers measuring around 2cm long. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Bog Sage

How to propagate Bog Sage

Cuttings

Seed

Division

Division at any time.

Special features of Bog Sage

Attracts bees

Other uses of Bog Sage

Specimen, borders