Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleberry' Meadow Sage



Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleberry' produces a profusion of dark fuchsia pink blooms on wine colored stems in early summer. Like other meadow sages, it attracts swarms of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Its attractive dark green foliage is a nice contrast to the richly colored blooms. 

Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleberry' prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Its aromatic foliage stays attractive all season and is deer and rabbit resistant. 


  • Common Names: Meadow Sage
  • Zones: 3 - 8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 12 - 14
  • Width at Maturity: 16
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: May - June
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plant gets leggy, cut all the way back to the new growth. Plant is drought tolerant but blooms better with regular water.

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.