PlantsSalvias→Blue Anise Sage (Salvia coerulea 'Costa Rica Blue')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Salvia coerulea Accepted
Salvia guaranitica Synonym

Also sold as:
Costa Rican Blue

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Dark blue, Violet-blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2003 Mississippi Medallion Award
Child plants: one child plant


'Costa Rica Blue' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 6, 2015.

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Date: 2012-09-27Probably 7 ft tall this year!
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with Graham Thomas rose
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Date: 2008-05-25
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2012-10-23
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2008-05-25
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What Are You Going To Buy For 2019? by Marilyn Oct 9, 2020 2:04 PM 107
Can the roots of salvias kill irises? by tx_flower_child Oct 3, 2016 12:37 AM 14
Let's talk about Salvias & Agastaches! (CLOSED) by Danita Oct 27, 2012 10:05 AM 432
WooHoo! Salvia! by wcgypsy Mar 20, 2017 3:54 AM 112

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