Salvia SAGE Snow HILL, (bareroot) Perennial plant
‘Snow Hill’ features densely-flowered, spike-like racemes of pure white flowers which bloom in June and continue throughout the summer. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Pollinators and hummingbirds love the spikes of densely packed Salvia flowers which come in a range of colors: white, pink, red, purple and blue. Long-lasting Salvia blooms can extend from late spring into fall with dependable color. Salvias are especially valuable where summers are hot and dry, for they ignore heat and go steadily about the business of making flowers. Because some Salvias endure colder climates better than others, we classify certain varieties as Perennial Salvia and other less hardy varieties as Annual Salvia. The genus Salvia is part of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family, so most all have square stems and a strong scent when their leaves are crushed.
This salvia cultivar is a compact plant, which typically grows only to 20″ tall. This plant is a mint family member, which has narrow, dark green, basal leaves (to 5″) and smaller stem leaves. It is a very hardy, drought tolerant plant that fills with white flower spikes and lasts most of the season. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers moist soils with cool nights. May become somewhat floppy in humid summer conditions. Removing spent flower spikes helps extend bloom period.
‘Snow Hill’ provides long summer bloom to the perennial border, rock garden, cottage garden, wild garden or naturalized planting.
Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface.
Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.