General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 30 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Dark blue, Blue-purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season. To hard freeze.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Salvia longispicata x Salvia farinacea
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Sage

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  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 6:51 PM concerning plant:
    This is my favorite Salvia. I plant it each spring as it always dies over winter here in my zone. Once it starts blooming it will not quit until a hard freeze.

    Located on the north shore of Nassau County Long Island, NY zone 6/7 where it is humid in the summer.
  • Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Nov 11, 2013 9:30 PM concerning plant:
    Huge plant. Totally blocked the entrance to the old vegetable garden. Pretty enough but I definitely had it in the wrong spot. It needs a lot more room.
  • Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on May 19, 2013 9:39 PM concerning plant:
    Love this salvia. The relaxed habit means it covers a lot of ground and smothers out weeds pretty well.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 23, 2011 10:11 PM concerning plant:
    Love this Salvia! I planted it one year in the ground, but I don't really have the space for it. I might plant it in an extra large container next year as it isn't hardy where I live.

    It's really worth growing!

    I also noticed that as the season progressed into the cooler fall days, the color of the flowers became more beautiful, richer, and darker.
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