White Flower Farm

Salvia x sylvestris 'Snow Hill'

This German introduction offers a true color break—a hardy white Salvia. The plants are robust and lush, making compact mounds that grow to about 2' tall. In early summer they are topped with dozens of white tubular blooms carried above the foliage. Cut stems back after the first flush of flowers fade to promote repeat bloom. Like all its clan, this variety is hardy and long lived.Only a few of the perennials in this large genus are hardy for us in Northwest Connecticut, but among them are several superb garden plants. Most offer spikes of densely packed flowers in shades of pink and purple and have a long period of bloom. They are especially valuable where summers are hot and dry, for they ignore heat and go steadily about the business of making flowers. All prefer sun and excellent drainage.For more information on the growing and care of Salvia, click Growing Guide.