Salvia (Salvia coerulea 'Sapphire Blue') in the Salvias Database

Botanical names:
Salvia coerulea Accepted
Salvia guaranitica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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'Sapphire Blue' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 7, 2015.

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Location: NJDate: 2011-07-18
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Location: NJDate: 2011-07-18
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2011-08-19
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Location: NW MO - zone 6aDate: 09/02/2018macro close up of blooms
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Location: NW MO - zone 6aDate: 09/02/2018macro close up bloom, buds, calyces
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Location: NW MO - zone 6aDate: 09/02/2018Bloom stalks, one with blooms and one with buds
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Location: NW MO - zone 6aDate: 09/02/2018Beautiful leaves
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Comments:
Posted by jg0613 (NW MO - Zone 6a) on Sep 3, 2018 12:26 AM

I ordered one plant from Flowers by the Sea -- planted in ground in location receiving morning sun and light shade in afternoon. This is the first year I have grown this particular S Guaranitica. The plant needed a lot of supplemental watering June, July, and into August as we had moderate to severe drought and higher than normal temperatures, but since mid to late August we have had frequent rains, some accompanied by storms with strong winds. This was very late to bloom -- do not know whether this is usual for this Salvia or the result of our unusual summer. During June, July, and early August it grew fast and filled out nicely with good upright habit and got about 4 feet tall. With the rains and wind many of the stems began to sprawl sideways, so pruned the worst. Buds began about third week of August with first blooms the last week of August. But, oh my, they were worth waiting for: very deep blue with a hint of deep purple! Blooms are becoming numerous and are large. I am hoping that it survives the winter and returns next year. Definitely would grow it again whether this one returns next year or not.Hummingbirds are still around and they love it. I consider its performance adequate given the challenging weather this year, not to mention rampant spider mites! Definitely recommend this Salvia!

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