Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Blue Sage (Salvia azurea)

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 24, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Blue Sage (Salvia azurea).

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Blue Sage (Salvia azurea) .

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Blue Sage (Salvia azurea)
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 24, 2016 6:17 PM CST
We have two of these planted in and unirrigated plot where they get minimal hand irrigation and they've done well through the drought. Here is one at it's maximum bloom in September. It needs room as it flops under the weight of the bloom. Extraordinary shade of blue. I'm expecting an even better plant after our winter and spring of rain.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 24, 2016 7:28 PM CST
Salvia azurea is a beautiful blue color. I loved it. I grew it in the ground for years, but lost it.
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Name: Duane
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duane456
Apr 25, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Haven't grown it for a few years. It did need support for the blooms plant got to be 3-4 ft with the blooms. Beautiful blue flowers.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 25, 2016 6:04 PM CST
I've read that the cultivar 'Little Boy Blue' is upright and the same color but have never seen it for sale. I don't like to stake or tie things up so I'd like to try it if I can find it.
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Apr 25, 2016 9:34 PM CST
I am going to get one of these this year with my order from Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek. It was one that was recommended by High Country Gardens to grow beside Scrophularia Macrantha (Redbirds in a tree) which I got 2 of from them. I have been considering S Azurea but so far others have had priority. Looking forward to growing it. Nice pictures! Smiling

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