Plant Finder

ONLINE ASSISTANCE

Want to find the perfect plant for your landscape, or identify a mystery plant? Hartman Garden Center has an online Plant Finder to help you with your task. Remember, the best solution is always to talk to our plant and landscaping experts. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (952) 443-2990.

    perennial

    Sensation Rose Sage

    Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose'

    Add To My Wish List

    print page
     
    Sensation Rose Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose') at Hartman Companies

    Sensation Rose Sage flowers

    Sensation Rose Sage flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Sensation Rose Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Rose') at Hartman Companies

    Sensation Rose Sage flowers

    Sensation Rose Sage flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  12 inches

    Flower Height:  18 inches

    Spacing:  10 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Perennial Salvia

    Description:

    A dwarf and compact salvia with beautiful rose pink flowers borne in abundant spikes; at their maximum effect planting in groupings, these dwarf plants are suitable for perennials borders and container use

    Ornamental Features

    Sensation Rose Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of rose flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive hot pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Sensation Rose 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.

    Sensation Rose Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

    Planting & Growing

    Sensation Rose Sage will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 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.

    Sensation Rose 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
    Member, MN Nursery & Landscape Association
    Proud Member, ICPI
    Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
    hartmancompanies in Victoria, MN on Houzz
    Find us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter
    Find us on Houzz
    Check us out on Instagram