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Care of the plant Salvia nemorosa or Woodland sage.

Care of the plant Salvia nemorosa or Woodland sage

The genus Salvia, family Lamiaceae, comprises 1,000 species of shrubs and herbaceous plants native to Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean region, and Central and South America. Some species are: Salvia nemorosa, Salvia namaensis, Salvia microphylla, Salvia mexicana, Salvia mellifera, Salvia leucantha, Salvia lanceolata, Salvia guaranitica, Salvia greggii, Salvia farinacea, Salvia disermas, Salvia canariensis, Salvia aurea, Salvia apiana, Salvia africana, Salvia scabra, Salvia splendens, Salvia sclarea, Salvia officinalis.

Common names: Woodland sage, Balkan clary. This species is native to central Europe and Western Asia.

They are aromatic herbaceous plants with erect stems that reach 50-60 cm in height. The leaves are oblong and of an intense green color on the upper surface and gray on the underside. The flowers appear in dense inflorescences and can be blue, purple, pink or white, depending on the variety. They bloom from the second half of spring to late summer.

They are used in orchards, in rustic gardens, in borders and in pots for patios, balconies and terraces. They have medicinal properties such as healing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, among others.

Salvia nemorosa prefers full sun exposure but also grows in semi-shade. They resist frost and the intense heat of the Mediterranean summer.

The soil must drain very well and contain abundant organic matter. The pot transplant is done in early spring.

They have good resistance to drought; water moderately waiting for the soil to be completely dry.

In early spring, fertilize with compost or manure.

Prune after flowering to remove wilted flowers and leaves.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases but they can be attacked by fungi if there is excess watering.

They are propagated by cuttings from the tips of the branches during the spring or summer.

Images of the plant Salvia nemorosa or Woodland sage

Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland
Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland
Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland
Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland
Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland
Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland
 

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