Salvia Madeline

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24″ tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Europe

Pot Size: 3.5″ pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on Madeline…that’s Salvia ‘Madeline’. Salvia ‘Madeline’ is a 2009 introduction discovered by garden designer Piet Oudolf, of Holland, in 2000 as an open pollinated seedling in a patch of Salvia hians. Salvia ‘Madeline’ forms an 18″ wide, basal rosette of non-fragrant, 7″ long green leaves topped in May and June with 2′ tall stalks of amazing bicolor flowers…a blue upper calyx with a white lower lip…a simply fabulous hummingbird haven. Bright sun and good drainage are the keys to success.