Featured perennial

Posted 4/17/13

Botanic name: Salvia x sylvestris (formerly S. nemorosa) Common name: Blue Salvia Height: 24-36 inches Light: Full sun Water: Xeric Soil: Average …

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Featured perennial

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Botanic name: Salvia x sylvestris (formerly S. nemorosa)

Common name: Blue Salvia

Height: 24-36 inches

Light: Full sun

Water: Xeric

Soil: Average garden soil

Growth Habit: Upright spikes

How to use: Use in beds and containers

These upright, drought tolerant beauties bloom in light to dark eye-catching shades of blues and purple from May through frost. Salvia thrives in hot spots and requires very little care. They are a wonderful companion for Daisies, Lillies, silver Artemisias (very showy), and Penstemon varieties. Many are hardy to 8,500 feet. Water these plants at the base, not the leaves, to keep them bright and upright. Occasional dead-heading will keep the plant blooming.

Submitted by Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association

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