General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Salvia
  • Gentian Sage

'Blue Angel' was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 14, 2015.
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Location: My garden, KY
Date: June 2020
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-13
Three 16 inch containers of 'Blue Angel'.
Location: Oregon
Date: summer 2011

Date: 2009-06-25
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-01
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-18
Gorgeous blue flowers!
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: Jun 18, 2006 11:32 AM
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-16
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-01
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-03
Location: Lenore, ID
Date: 4-18-2015
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 11, 2014 8:22 PM concerning plant:
    One of my favorites. The color of the beautiful blue flowers and the interesting look of the flowers are what made me want it. I've grown it for a couple of different years as an annual in containers.

    Made a great container plant. Easy to grow and rewarding. Probably the best known of the Salvia patens varieties.

    Attracts hummingbirds.
Plant Events from our members
chelle On September 12, 2015 Bloomed
Plant may have been blooming for some time now, but I just noticed it today.
chelle On February 18, 2015 Potted up
(4) paper
chelle On January 27, 2015 Seeds sown
Warm 3 wks, then move outdoors.
chelle From January 27, 2015 to February 2, 2015 Seeds germinated
Room temperature, ambient light, sealed container with vermiculite.
lovesblooms On April 14, 2020 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On August 22, 2015 Bloomed
lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 11, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MrsBinWY On April 1, 2018 Potted up
MrsBinWY On March 13, 2018 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On March 10, 2018 Seeds sown
16 seeds from 2015 garden in milk jug @ warm room temp
KelliW On March 6, 2019 Seeds germinated
KelliW On February 24, 2019 Seeds sown
indoors room temp, seeds from patrob
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