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Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’
Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’
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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.

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Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate