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Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’


Ballet Meadow Sage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.468.570


Meadow Sage is useful for its rich display of spikes in the early summer border. This selection is medium in size, with flowers of rich magenta-purple. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting. Tolerates heat and humidity but appreciates a soil that does not dry out. Plants may be easily divided in early spring or fall. In mild winter regions this may stay evergreen but should be trimmed back hard in early spring. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Part of the Ballet™ Series, a 2008 introduction from Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

Further details for
Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’


Ballet Meadow Sage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.468.570


Meadow Sage is useful for its rich display of spikes in the early summer border. This selection is medium in size, with flowers of rich magenta-purple. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting. Tolerates heat and humidity but appreciates a soil that does not dry out. Plants may be easily divided in early spring or fall. In mild winter regions this may stay evergreen but should be trimmed back hard in early spring. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Part of the Ballet™ Series, a 2008 introduction from Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

Further details for
Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium