Violet Sage (Salvia 'Blauhugel') in the Salvias Database

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Also sold as:
Blauhügel
Blauhuegel
Blue Mound
Blau Hugel
Blue Hill

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fragrant
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Remove spent flower spikes to encourage more.
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2013 Great Plant Picks award winner

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September 12, 2015

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'Blauhugel' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 2, 2015.

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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: Late spring 2012
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By kosk0025
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-08-11
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Location: Milk & Honey MeadowsDate: 2014-06-25Love this salvia with Sun Flowers and Horse Mint!!
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Germany. Kordes garden.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-05-21 1:24 pm. A good beginning for a long lasting perennial.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-12 6:05 pm. Blauhugel translates into Blue Hill or Blue Mound. A lo
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Location: Germany. Kordes garden.
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Location: Germany. Kordes garden.
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jun 17, 2015 10:36 PM

This is a beautiful Salvia and is easy to grow. A great choice to add some blue to the garden. I've been growing 'Blue Hill' for many years and I love it. Dependable every year. I've grown it in the ground and this year I've planted another one in a 20-inch container and it is doing great.

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