3 to 4 ft.
18 to 30 in.
native to Kashmir and the western Himalayas
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Cashmere sage is a perennial flower grown for its clusters of pink flowers. These showy lavender-pink blossoms are arranged in tight whorls on slender stems, and appear in summer over soft green, broad leaves. The overall shape of Cashmere sage makes it a nice addition to landscapes and gardens.
Cashmere sage has beautiful flowers when in bloom. It's upright growth adds an interesting shape to the landscape. It seeds prolifically, so the flower stalks should be cut back before the seeds mature.
Cashmere sage can spread prolifically by seed. To prevent this, we cut the entire plant, leaves and all, to ground level after flowering. The plant will re-grow a nice set of leaves that will persist until winter. Cut any old leaves and stems to ground level in late winter before new growth starts.