Garden Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Sky Blue') in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 16 - 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Leaves are aromatic when crushed
Flowers: Showy
Other: Open from the bottom up
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Blue-violet
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Remove spent flower spikes to encourage more.
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP18,230

credit: Averater

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Comments:
Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jul 2, 2013 3:20 PM

Sensation Sky Blue is a really nice compact Salvia that does not flop as much as some of the other varieties. Great shape & lovely purplish blue flowers. Shear for nice full rebloom in late summer.

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