Forest sage (Salvia nemorosa)

Today there are thousands of plants around the world that color our streets, highways, gardens and parks. Some species have properties that are beneficial to our health, being a perfect complement to our daily life.

A plant that captivates few and strangers is Salvia nemorosa, which has beautiful leaves that are capable of attracting the gaze of everyone who passes by. Not satisfied with this, it has certain characteristics that make it unique and special.


This is native to central Europe and can measure up to 60 cm wide by 40 cm high. Their predominant color is purple and their base leaves are green. When they are grown in pots, their size is usually smaller because they adapt to the type of container where they remain over time.

Its time to bloom is usually in spring, however there are times when it does so in autumn. Its inflorescences are characterized by being small and erect, bluish in color reaching purple with small flowers.

This plant has aesthetic characteristics that make it perfect for any garden, since its size and colors perfectly match the bushes and other elements that you have in your patio.

Now, if you don’t have a place on the outskirts of your house where you can place it, you could fit a pot in a window and plant this wonderful plant. You will see how it will give a unique and special touch where you decide to put it.


Watering is one of the most important aspects when having a plant, especially if it is a Salvia Nemorosa.

Being transplanted, it is important to maintain constant care where we ensure that the sun does not hit it directly so that it does not dry out its small roots. As we grow we can gradually lower the amount of water that we put in it.

This species can withstand large amounts of drought as long as they have sufficiently drained soil so that it does not affect their main roots. We must review this detail before doing your transplant.

So that our Salvia is shiny at all times we must be attentive to all the details that demand its care.  One of them is inforescence, that is, the excess of flowers that accumulate over time.

With a special scissors we can cut all the dry leaves and stems that prevent new flowers from coming to light.

With these two practices we will ensure that our plant remains in an optimal state both internally and externally. This is why it is important to understand the responsibility that is obtained when we decide to have a garden, since they are ultimately a reflection of the care of the owner or manager.

Possible diseases

The truth is that no specific disease is known. However, there are certain complications if we water it in excess, since its characteristics make it very sensitive to easily collapse by water, which is why it is important to make sure that the soil has a good drainage system so that this does not happen.

Fungi such as powdery mildew and stingray are a consequence of these factors and begin to attack the stems and leaves of its flowers. If we do not act quickly in a few days, we could give up our plant.

This species is usually very resistant to the garden plague and despite living in these types of environment, they generally do not suffer damage. However, mealybugs, red spiders, whiteflies do manage to affect you greatly. In this sense, it is imperative to use a chemical product that kills all these insects to cure it as quickly as possible and keep it healthy.

These are some of the elements that you should know about Salvia Nemorosa, a simply spectacular species that adapts to any garden you have in your home, whether it is large, medium or you simply have a small pot to have it.

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