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Pink Profusion Meadow Sage

Salvia nemorosa 'Pink Profusion'

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Pink Profusion Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Pink Profusion') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage flowers

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Pink Profusion') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage in bloom

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Perennial Salvia

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A bushy variety producing a profusion of long lasting bright pink flower spikes with pink-burgundy calyxes, on a perfectly rounded plant; cut back after flowering to promote re-bloom; somewhat drought tolerant; excellent for the sunny border or containers

Ornamental Features

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of pink flowers with burgundy calyces rising above the foliage from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant narrow leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Profusion 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.

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Pink Profusion Meadow Sage will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 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.

Pink Profusion 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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