East Friesland Salvia

East Friesland Salvia


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Unique and Aromatic East Friesland Salvia

  • Unique Deep Purple Flower Spikes
  • Reblooms if Deadheaded
  • Aromatic Light Green Foliage
  • Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Great for Border Planting
  • Easy to Care For
  • Deer Resistant

Roses are red, violets are blue, the only thing missing in your garden is purple, it’s true! And, well, even if it isn’t true, we promise you’ll want to add some more after taking a look at the lovely East Friesland Salvia (Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’).

Picture this, a delightfully rounded, almost bush-like mound of lance-shaped light green leaves that will come back year after year! This full foliage is the backdrop for the stunning spikes of deep purple that appear in the summer and stay until fall!

Just like the growing habit of the leaves, East Friesland Salvia grows its delightfully tall purple spikes in abundance! You’ll be amazed by the sheer amount of flowers this tough little perennial will produce.

It’s a good thing too because those every single one of those flowers will be visited by butterflies and other pollinators. Hummingbirds are known to seek these flowers out for a quick snack. Make sure to keep an eye out for them!

Of course, even when you aren’t marveling at East Friesland Salvia’s beauty or the various colorful winged pollinators whizzing by, you’ll be charmed by its delectable fragrance. Bring some of the leaves inside and crush them to fill your home with its aromatic scent.

If you’re looking for a unique and low maintenance perennial, East Friesland Salvia is your plant. It’ll give you nonstop flowers all summer long and you won’t have to worry about it spreading out of control as this specimen is sterile!

Adding one or two East Friesland Salvia’s to your garden is a surefire way to grab the attention of pollinators, and perhaps curious neighbors! Order today from our expert growers here at Nature Hills Nursery!

How to Use East Friesland Salvia in the Landscape

It would almost be easier to list out the ways East Friesland Salvia couldn’t be used in the landscape, that’s how versatile it is! But just for kicks, we’ll try our best to go over a wide variety of ways.

This purple salvia would go very nicely in a perennial garden as an accent plant. The addition of purple spikes of flowers will make the yellows, reds, and pinks stand out that much more!

Since this pretty perennial keeps itself lower to the ground in a compact mounded form, it’s perfect for border plantings. Either plant on the edges of walkways, driveways, or flower beds by itself or add it to a mix of colors, such as blue salvia, for a stunning border!

These look wonderful and stand out beautifully when planted by themselves or you could plant a whole bunch of them together for a mass planting unlike any other. Oh, to stroll through a garden full of East Friesland Salvia!

East Friesland Salvia would also be a great addition to your pollinator or native garden. It’ll help attract those fluttering friends to your garden, without drawing the attention of curious and hungry deer as this plant is quite deer resistant.

Pair with a red rose bush or some yellow coneflowers for a pretty combination of contrasting colors that will make even the most experienced gardeners jealous!

#ProPlantTips for Care

East Friesland, like most salvia, appreciates being located in full sun and well drained soils. Once established, this plant is drought tolerant and can handle being on the dry side.

That being said, keeping this plant well watered though is a great way to ensure East Friesland Salvia will rebloom for you throughout the summer! It may required a bit more water during those, particularly hot summer days.

While this plant is known for its long-lasting blooms in the summer, some spikes may start to droop. This is particularly common in humid climates. Should you encounter this problem, simply cut the flower spikes back to the foliage.

Salvia care is easy and perfect for those who prefer gardening that requires next to no maintenance. If you’d like, you can prune back the plant in late winter for the best growth, or you can truly “plant it and forget about it.”

Adding a layer of mulch around the base of East Friesland Salvia is a great way to control its moisture during the hot and dry winter months. Not to mention it’ll keep some of the weeds away!

Take your pollinator garden, or your front yard walkways to the next level by adding East Friesland Salvia. Its unique purple spikes are sure to charm all who lay eyes on it. Order yours today from our expert growers!

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