Salvia 'Schneehügel'
Salvia 'Schneehügel'
Salvia 'Schneehügel'
Salvia 'Schneehügel'
Salvia 'Schneehügel'
Salvia 'Schneehügel'
Salvia 'Schneehügel'

Salvia 'Schneehügel'

"Woodland sage"

Salvia 'Schneehügel'

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Description

Salvia 'Schneehügel' (which translates from the German as snow hill) is a striking, compact plant for the herbaceous or mixed border. With its common name of woodland sage, this short-growing salvia produces masses of flower stems, topped by vertical spikes of pure white flowers from early to late summer.  The light green, felty leaves have pronounced veining, and edges that are finely toothed. Even once the blooms have died back, its foliage will continue to look attractive in the border. For best results, grow Salvia nemorosa 'Schneehügel' in full sun or light shade, in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. It is fully hardy, unlike many salvias!

Salvia 'Schneehügel' can either be grown among other upright plants, or used to contrast with softer, lower-growing foliage plants. With its pure white flowers, it looks particularly good growing next to shrubs and perennials with dark or silver leaves. The nectar- and pollen-rich flowers of this white wood sage attract bees and butterflies, and other pollinating insects.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Salvia nemorosa 'Schneehügel'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

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  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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