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Salvia nemorosa cultivars

This perennial salvia (USDA hardiness zones 4-7, sometimes 5-7), native to Europe and Central Asia, now has several cultivars available that make good perennials, often with long bloom.  They are generally upright with hairy leaves.  How well do you know this group?  Answers are at the bottom.
 
 
1. true blue flowers, long bloom a. Rose Queen (Rosenkoenigin)
2. first white, long bloom b. May Night (Mainacht)
3. violet spikes to 2', May-June c. Eastfriesland (Ostfriesland)
4. dark blue, 18", long bloom d. Plumosa
5. plume flowers, dusty rose-purple, 18" e. Viola Klose
6. rose-pink flowers, 24", long bloom f. Blue Hill (Blauhuegel)
7. violet spikes, 12", often reblooms, Perennial of the Year g. Dear Anja
8. violet spikes, 16", May-June h. Superba
9. deep pink to crimson, 16", midsummer bloom i. Royal Distinction
10. mid blue with white edged flowers, 3' j. Snow Hill (Schneehuegel)

 
 
 
 
 

Answers:
1. f
2. j
3. h
4. e
5. d
6. a
7. b
8. c
9. i
10. g


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