Sage (Salvia 'Big Swing') in the Salvias Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Furry, Sticky stems
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Cobalt blue, Electric blue, True blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers and stems ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Salvia macrophylla x S. sagittata

Gorgeous blue color!  Love it!   Hummers love it also!

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Sep 26, 2011 4:45 PM

Betsy Clebsch hybrid between Big Leaf Sage (S. macrophylla) and Arrowleaf Sage (S. sagitata).

I grew this in a large 20 inch mixed container and the flowers are an Electric Blue color! Hummers attracted to them. Next year I'm going to get it and plant it in a larger container. It does need a lot of water to do well. Gorgeous! Love it!

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jun 28, 2012 11:39 PM

I ordered 'Big Swing' again and potted it up into a 24" container along with other Salvias this year. Hasn't bloomed yet, but it is looking great! When it's in full bloom, the flowers are stunning, so I'm going to be ordering it each year! I only got one plant this year, as it's a big plant.

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