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Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage

Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'

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Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage (Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage foliage

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage (Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Description:

An interesting cultivar of salvia producing volumes of buttery-yellow blooms in mid to late summer; dark green foliage edged in white makes it a beautiful addition to borders, containers or along walkways

Ornamental Features

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of buttery yellow flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant pointy leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive white edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Fuji Snow Variegated Japanese Sage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features