University of Maryland Extension

Salvia nemorosa 'New Dimension Rose'

by Ginny Rosenkranz, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension

Salvia nemorosa 'New Dimension Rose' flowersSalvia nemorosa ‘New Dimension Rose’ is a new cultivar of the wonderful perennial family of salvias that bloom from June through September with vivid rose pink flowers that climb the upright 10-12 inch flower stalks. Butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators flock to ‘New Dimension Rose’ salvia adding color and motion to the garden. These compact plants start with a rosette of aromatic deep green leaves that frame the colorful flower spikes. Once established, salvias are very drought tolerant. They are also deer and rabbit resistant and are excellent as cut flowers. They thrive in average well drained soils with no real preference to soil pH and are cold hardy from USDA zone 5-8. The spent flowers should be pruned back to encourage more repeat blooms. Irrigation will encourage repeat blooms through the summer and into the early fall.

These colorful perennials can be an addition to herbaceous gardens, butterfly gardens, cottage gardens, as an edging plant and in containers. Pests can include aphids, whitefly, scale, powdery mildew leaf spot and rust.

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