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Salvia azurea (Blue sage)

Salvia azurea (Blue sage)

$ 13.98
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Size: 1 gal

See more: Perennials

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.

 

AT A GLANCE

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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