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Spring King Mini Meadow Sage*

Salvia nemorosa 'Spring King Mini'

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Spring King Mini Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Spring King Mini') at Glen Echo Nurseries

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage flowers

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage flowers

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Spring King Mini Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Spring King Mini') at Glen Echo Nurseries

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage in bloom

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  8 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Perennial Salvia

Description:

A miniature, early blooming variety producing stunning spikes of rich purple-blue flowers; deadhead faded blooms for extended garden color; extra compact and tidy; excellent for sunny border fronts or containers

Ornamental Features

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of purple flowers with blue overtones and burgundy calyces rising above the foliage from mid spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its small fragrant narrow leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The dark red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Spring King Mini Meadow Sage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features