The Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage, otherwise known as the Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 or Wood Sage ‘Blue Hill’, Salvia ‘Blue Hill’,Wood Sage ‘Blauhugel’, Salvia ‘Blauhugel’, Salvia nemorosa ‘Blauhugel’, Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Mound’, Salvia x Superba ‘Blauhugel’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage are the following:
- Water: The Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, chalk, and loam.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage belongs to the Lamiaceae family, the genus Salvia and the species Sylvestris, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 (SAL-vee-uh nem-or-OH-suh).
As with other Salvia’s, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is a plant native to the Europe.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 will be most used to the heat zones in the 4 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 can grow up to 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful mounding, compact, and upright shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 18″ – 24″ (45cm – 60cm) free so the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.
As mentioned earlier, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage prefers to have soil with good drainage, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, chalk, and loam.
This is why most experts agree that the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage requires soil with high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 in full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid, late).
You can expect your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting long bloom season, and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage produces some beautiful blue, or blue and purple/lavender flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a opposite and rosulate organization in its leaves.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for dry soil, drought and animals like deer and rabbit, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 will be fine.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage will look best in it.
Most Salvia Nemorosa ‘Alklf’ Plant Patent #28,393 owners agree that this perennial will look great in most mediterranean, cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of mediterranean garden, coastal garden, gravel and rock garden, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in underplanting roses and shrubs, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, accent, mass planting, border, firescaping/fire wise, or a rock garden.
Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Perovskia, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Festuca will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Blue Bouquetta Meadow Sage in your garden or home.