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Click the Play arrow to hear David Wilson as he discussed Salvia 'Eveline' on The Paul Parent Garden Club radio show.
[7:59 minutes]

Salvia 'Eveline'

Salvia ‘Eveline’

Salvia 'Eveline'

Common name: Meadow Sage

A delightful, early flowering and easy-to-care-for perennial with masses of bright pink blooms.

Salvia ‘Eveline’ is a gorgeous, lavandar-pink, ornamental sage that really brings the early garden scene alive as much as 4 weeks earlier than most of the more familiar kinds. Nice and vigorous, it produces dozens of sturdy upright stems that are crowded with curving bi-color pink flowers held above a basal canopy of dark green textured and aromatic leaves.

Butterflies, yes. Deer, no.
For gardens where deer are a habitual concern, think about planting Eveline because, like the other members of the sage family, it has strongly aromatic foliage that deer and other "varmints" usually avoid. Butterflies, on the other hand, will seek out the nectar rich blooms!

Great for cutflowers
Ornamental sages have long been regarded as superb cut flowers and Salvia ‘Eveline’ is no exception. In fact, because it produces so many bushy, comparatively long-stemmed flower stems, it is probably better suited than most. When harvested as the first buds are opening and beginning to show color, expect Salvia ‘Eveline’ to last a week or more in water.

Tough, hardy and easy to grow

Salvia 'Eveline'

Salvia ‘Eveline’ is descended from two hardy European species (s pratensis and x nemorosa) that thrive in meadows and open grassland areas. This rugged heritage combines toughness and elegance to form a dependable grower that will consistently perform well, as long as the soil is well-drained and carefully prepared.

Great in groups – Or by itself

Salvia 'Eveline'

The upright, bushy habit makes Salvia ‘Eveline’ a wonderful accent plant for perennial beds and borders, foundation plantings, raised beds and anywhere else that could do with a dash of dazzling pink.

The color really pops, and when it is planted in mass formations it is even more effective; so in locations where a solid group can be massed, get ready to achieve an awesome display.

Conversely, the erect shape means that a single plant is marvelous for providing height and color to small intimate surroundings, too. In places like hillsides, path edges or the fronts of beds where low spreading ground cover might look dull and flat, you will find a few, randomly placed Salvia ‘Evelines’ will provide relief and brighten up the landscape.

As the common name and origins suggest, Salvia ‘Eveline’ is very much at home in natural style settings. It is a good choice for wildflower meadows, informal plantings, cottage gardens, etc.

Salvia ‘Eveline’

Salvia 'Eveline'

Flower Color: Lavender-pink shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

Sun Tolerance: Full Sun

Preferred Soil Type: Sandy soil, or free draining soil

USDA Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Plant Height: 24–30”

Plant Spread: 18–24”

The Planting and Growing Recipe

Salvia 'Eveline'

Choose an open, free-draining site, follow the planting directions on the tags (which includes amending the soil with plenty of organic material at planting time and watering until the plants are established). Salvia ‘Eveline’ will quickly settle in and give you years of color and pleasure.

To encourage multiple flushes of flowering, it is important to remove the old stems as the flowers fade. This will extend the flowering and also keep the clumps neat, tidy and fresh looking.

A chance encounter

Amazingly this exciting and distinguished hybrid turned up as a spontaneous seedling in the nursery part of the gardens of Piet and Anja Oudolf at Hummelo in the Netherlands. Piet is a world famous designer and author. He first spotted it in the spring of 2000. After observing it, he says he selected it because "It flowers early and I love the pink color."

Piet Oudolf

As a designer Piet is regarded as the figurehead of the "New Perennial", or "New Wave Planting", movement. He is well known for using bold drifts of perennials and grasses in a naturalistic and romantic way. He uses pink shades in abundance and chooses plants for their structure as much as for their flower color. So, it is little wonder that Salvia ‘Eveline’, with all its exceptional qualities, was selected by Piet as a plant worthy of introduction.

We agree. In our trials, we have found it to be another outstanding garden perennial and worthy example of why Garden Splendor® plants are known to be "the best of the tried and true and the most promising of the exciting and new." So come in and secure a few plants for your garden now. We just got in some limited supplies, in full flower, so be quick because they won't last long.

Until next time, enjoy your gardening, its good for you, and for the environment.

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Plant Features

Salvia ‘Eveline’

Salvia 'Eveline'

Common name: Meadow Sage

A delightful, early flowering and easy-to-care-for perennial with masses of bright pink blooms.


Click the Play arrow to hear David Wilson as he discussed Salvia 'Eveline' on The Paul Parent Garden Club radio show.
[7:59 minutes]

Salvia ‘Eveline’ is a gorgeous, lavender-pink, ornamental sage that really brings the early garden scene alive as much as 4 weeks earlier than most of the more familiar kinds. Nice and vigorous, it produces dozens of sturdy upright stems that are crowded with curving bi-color pink flowers held above a basal canopy of dark green textured and aromatic leaves.

Butterflies, yes. Deer, no.
For gardens where deer are a habitual concern, think about planting Eveline because, like the other members of the sage family, it has strongly aromatic foliage that deer and other "varmints" usually avoid. Butterflies, on the other hand, will seek out the nectar rich blooms!

Great for cutflowers
Ornamental sages have long been regarded as superb cut flowers and Salvia ‘Eveline’ is no exception. In fact, because it produces so many bushy, comparatively long-stemmed flower stems, it is probably better suited than most. When harvested as the first buds are opening and beginning to show color, expect Salvia ‘Eveline’ to last a week or more in water.


Plant Description

Tough, hardy and easy to grow

Salvia 'Eveline'

Salvia ‘Eveline’ is descended from two hardy European species (s pratensis and x nemorosa) that thrive in meadows and open grassland areas. This rugged heritage combines toughness and elegance to form a dependable grower that will consistently perform well, as long as the soil is well-drained and carefully prepared.


Plant Uses

Great in groups – Or by itself

Salvia 'Eveline'

The upright, bushy habit makes Salvia ‘Eveline’ a wonderful accent plant for perennial beds and borders, foundation plantings, raised beds and anywhere else that could do with a dash of dazzling pink.

The color really pops, and when it is planted in mass formations it is even more effective; so in locations where a solid group can be massed, get ready to achieve an awesome display.

Conversely, the erect shape means that a single plant is marvelous for providing height and color to small intimate surroundings, too. In places like hillsides, path edges or the fronts of beds where low spreading ground cover might look dull and flat, you will find a few, randomly placed Salvia ‘Evelines’ will provide relief and brighten up the landscape.

As the common name and origins suggest, Salvia ‘Eveline’ is very much at home in natural style settings. It is a good choice for wildflower meadows, informal plantings, cottage gardens, etc.


Plant Fact Sheet

Salvia ‘Eveline’

Salvia 'Eveline'

Flower Color: Lavender-pink shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

Sun Tolerance: Full Sun

Preferred Soil Type: Sandy soil, or free draining soil

USDA Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Plant Height: 24–30”

Plant Spread: 18–24”


Plant Care

The Planting and Growing Recipe

Salvia 'Eveline'

Choose an open, free-draining site, follow the planting directions on the tags (which includes amending the soil with plenty of organic material at planting time and watering until the plants are established). Salvia ‘Eveline’ will quickly settle in and give you years of color and pleasure.

To encourage multiple flushes of flowering, it is important to remove the old stems as the flowers fade. This will extend the flowering and also keep the clumps neat, tidy and fresh looking.


The Story Behind The Plant

A chance encounter

Amazingly this exciting and distinguished hybrid turned up as a spontaneous seedling in the nursery part of the gardens of Piet and Anja Oudolf at Hummelo in the Netherlands. Piet is a world famous designer and author. He first spotted it in the spring of 2000. After observing it, he says he selected it because "It flowers early and I love the pink color."

Piet Oudolf

As a designer Piet is regarded as the figurehead of the "New Perennial", or "New Wave Planting", movement. He is well known for using bold drifts of perennials and grasses in a naturalistic and romantic way. He uses pink shades in abundance and chooses plants for their structure as much as for their flower color. So, it is little wonder that Salvia ‘Eveline’, with all its exceptional qualities, was selected by Piet as a plant worthy of introduction.

We agree. In our trials, we have found it to be another outstanding garden perennial and worthy example of why Garden Splendor® plants are known to be "the best of the tried and true and the most promising of the exciting and new." So come in and secure a few plants for your garden now. We just got in some limited supplies, in full flower, so be quick because they won't last long.

Until next time, enjoy your gardening, its good for you, and for the environment.


 

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