Salvia azurea (Blue sage)

Salvia azurea (Blue sage)

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Also known as Azure sage, Sky blue sage or Pitcher sage.

Blue sage is a clump-forming perennial sporting azure blue flowers from mid-summer to fall. It is drought-tolerant once established and it may only need watering in an extended drought. It needs good drainage. It typically grows 2-5 ft tall, but can be cut back to half its size in mid –summer to control size and re-invigorate the plant to become bushier with more blooms. It tolerates a range of soil types, including poor soil, but it does not do well in heavy clay.

Blue sage fits perfectly in a cottage or meadow garden, rock garden, planted en masse or as a focal point. It pairs well with Maximilian sunflower,various red-flowering sages as well as Shrubby boneset and ornamental grasses, such as Gulf muhly, Lindheimer muhly or Mexican feather grass.



Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom color Azure blue
Bloom time Mid-summer to fall
Mature height 2-5 ft
Mature spread 1-3 ft
Attracts Butterflies, bees
Notes Needs good drainage. Native bee and bumble bee friendly.


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