Salvia, 'Transylvanian Sage'

(Salvia transylvanica) Large, heavily textured and scented rosettes of vibrant green foliage yield to deep violet/blue spikes of the classic “lobster claw” shaped salvia blooms. This drought-tolerant, cold-hardy, and long-blooming native to Romania is among the first and last to bloom making it a natural choice for perennial borders and informal cut flower & cottage gardens. Larger than some of the modern sages bred for potting, it grows to about 30” across and 24-30” tall. Prefers plenty of sun and reasonably good draining soil but is decidedly un-fussy once established. Blooms first year and thereafter.
Perennial. UO

Packet: 50 Seeds

Product Code: SAL-TV-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out after last frost.

Direct sow after last frost.

Note: Long-blooming, drought and cold tolerant perennial.


Surface sow or cover seeds very lightly




10-15 days @ soil temp 65-75F


Full sun


Average. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained  and evenly moist soil. Will tolerate some drought.


Loved by pollinators!

While not absolutely necessary, you may provide a staking or netting to keep them upright and tidy. They are very sturdy plants!

These are lovely in a bouquet. Cut stems when 1/3 of flowers are open and new buds will continue to open. Expect a vase life of 5-7 days.