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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Common names
  • Violet Sage
  • Ornamental Meadow Sage
  • Balkan Clary
  • Perennial Woodland Sage
  • Meadow Sage
  • Salvia
Also sold as:
  • Blauhügel
  • Blauhuegel
  • Blue Mound
  • Blau Hugel
  • Blue Hill

'Blauhugel' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 2, 2015.
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Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-28
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-05-10
#Pollination
Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IA
Date: Late spring 2012
Location: My Mom’s garden
Date: 2023-06-05
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-05-20
Location: My Mom’s garden
Date: 2023-06-05
Photo by kosk0025
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-08-11
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-06-26
Violet Sage (Salvia 'Blauhugel') aka Blue Hill with bee
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-06-09
Violet Sage (Salvia 'Blauhugel') aka Blue Hill, buds
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-29
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-09-14
Location: Milk & Honey Meadows
Date: 2014-06-25
Love this salvia with Sun Flowers and Horse Mint!!
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-05-24

Date: 2011-05-13

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Germany. Kordes garden.
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Philadelphia Flower Show
Date: March 2017
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-05-21
 1:24 pm. A good beginning for a long lasting perennial.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-06-12
 6:05 pm. Blauhugel translates into Blue Hill or Blue Mound. A lo
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-04-15

Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: Late winter
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-06
Location: Germany. Kordes garden.
Location: Germany. Kordes garden.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2016-03-19
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-26
Taken in the shade

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-07-11
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jun 17, 2015 10:36 PM concerning plant:
    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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