’New Dimensions Blue’ & ’New Dimensions Rose’
FLEUROSELECT NOVELTY AWARD WINNER
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I bought these two Salvia nemorosa cultivars from Lowe’s on April 23, 2017. They were developed by Kieft Pro Seeds of Holland and are supposed to have the richest, deepest color of any seed-grown Salvia.
Origin: Species native to Europe and west-central Asia
Zones: USDA Zones 5a-8b (-20° F)
Size: 12” tall x 18” wide
Light: Prefers full sun
Soil: Average, well-drained.
Water: Drought tolerant but prefers moist soil
Notes: Deadhead for repeat bloom. Flowers best when watered regularly. Many need to trim back if plants become floppy. Cut plants back after flowering.
I had decided to re-dig the south bed and amended it with “The Good Stuff” (decomposed cow manure and hay) so I needed new plants. I put both these plants on the right side where they would get full sun.
Although Salvia does very well in average, well-drained soil, they prefer moist, sandy to gravelly soil.
They are drought tolerant to a point but do much better with regular watering. They also produce more flowers in moist soil.
As with most plants, they deed an occasional deadheading for continual flower production and to keep the plants looking neat and tidy.
All Salvia species attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
The Salvia nemorosa ‘New Dimensions Blue’ was one of the first perennials to return in the spring of 2018. Even before Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ which was always first. The ‘New Dimensions Rose’ did not survive the winter.
Naturally, cold temps want to hang around as long as possible which keep many of the perennials from taking off.
By April 13 we are still having fairly cool mornings.
The Salvia nemorosa ‘New Dimensions Blue took off once the temps remained fairly nice. In the above photo taken on May 5, it is loaded with buds.
The Salvia nemorosa produces a lot of flowers but you need to keep them deadheaded. If you don’t, it could stop flowering…
As we get closer to the end of summer, many plants have run their course. The Salvia nemorosa ‘New Dimensions’ has been another great performer in 2018.
Up and ready to roll again in 2019. This will be our third season together!
Growing well and soon it will be loaded with buds!
The Salvia nemorosa ‘New Dimensions Blue’ has proven to be a great performer. It has survived two winters (one which was VERY COLD) and emerged early. It has had no problems with the intense sun in the south bed and has endured fairly dry conditions when I didn’t have time to water. So, I would give it a Belmont Rooster FIVE GOLD STAR rating.
I will continue adding more photos and information as time goes by.
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