General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Silver-white
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Year round possible.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Blue Oak Sage
  • Salvia
  • Electric Blue Sage
  • Germander Sage
  • Mexican Blue Sage
  • Silver Germander Sage
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Salvia chamaedryoides
  • Synonym: Salvia chamaedryoides var. isochroma

Blue Oak Sage (Salvia chamaedryoides) was a featured
Plant of the Day for December 3, 2015.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 9:59 PM concerning plant:
    "Salvia chamaedryoides, or Germander sage, is an evergreen perennial native to the high desert (2100–2800 m elevation) of the Sierra Madre Oriental range in Mexico. Its name comes from sharing the running rootstock typical of Teucrium chamaedrys (Wall germander). Spreading freely, it reaches a height of 60 cm when in bloom, with small grey evergreen foliage. The flowers are blue, appearing sporadically throughout the growing season, with peaks of bloom in early summer and autumn. It has been grown in European horticulture since the early 19th century, but was only introduced to the U.S. in the 1980s."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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