Salvia pratensis ‘Midnight Model’-Meadow Sage

Salvia pratensis Fashionista™ ‘Midnight Model’ after I brought them home on 6-7-18, #455-21.

Meadow Sage

Salvia pratensis

Salvia Fashionista™ ‘Midnight Model’

SAL-vee-uh  pray-TEN-sis

Salvia pratensis L. is the correct and accepted scientific name for this species of Salvia. The species and the genus were described by Carl von Linnaeus in the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753. Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 975 accepted species of Salvia.

Part of the FASHIONISTA™ Collection introduced by Walters Gardens.

 

Flowers of the Salvia pratensis Fashionista™ ‘Midnight Model’ on 6-7-18, #455-22.

I bought three Salvia pratensis ‘Midnight Model’ from Wildwood Greenhouse on June 7, 2018. I put them in the bed on the south side of the house where they will be in full sun. I had never grown any Salvia pratensis and I thought they would be good in the bed on the south side of the house. I always like trying new Salvia species and cultivars.

 

Salvia pratensis Fashionista™ ‘Midnight Model’ in the south bed on 6-14-18, #459-55.

The above photo shows the new Salvia pratensis ‘Midnight Model’ in their spot in the bed on the south side of the house.

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Cultivar by Walters Gardens.
Species Native To Parts of Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.
Zones: USDA Zones 3-9b (-40 to 25° F)
Size: 20-24” tall x 20-22” wide
Light: Sun
Soil: Average, well-drained
Water: Average. Regular watering promotes better flowering.
Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

 

Salvia pratensis ‘Midnight Model’ flowers on 6-14-28, #459-66.

The flowers of the Salvia pratensis ‘Midnight Model’ are really neat. The upper lip looks kind of like a hook.

Information online says Salvia pratensis is easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. They are drought tolerant but regular watering promotes better flowering along with deadheading. 

Plants may flop as summer progresses and may need to be cut back to the basal leaves. Plants should also be cut back after flowering.

There are several cultivars of Salvia pratensis with other flower colors

This is the first I have grown this species and cultivar, so I don’t have a lot of experience to share yet. I will continue adding photos and information as time goes by.

There isn’t much online about growing the Salvia pratensis Fashionista™ ‘Midnight Model’ but maybe there will be in time.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant. If you notice I made an error, please let me know.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
DAVE’S GARDEN
THE NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION

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