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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Late summer or early fall
Other: Remove spent flower spikes to encourage more.
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

Common names
  • Garden Sage
  • Salvia

'Sensation Sky Blue' was a featured
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credit: Averater
Location: My garden in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 2013-05-17
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-06-19
"Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Sky Blue', 2018 photo, Woodland Sage,
Location: North Alabama
Date: April 2014
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2016-06-26
"Salvia nemorosa 'Sensation Sky Blue', 2016, Woodland Sage, SAL-v

credit: Averater

Date: 2015-04-07

Date: 2015-04-07

Date: 2015-04-07

Photo Courtesy of Gardens Plus. Used with Permission
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jul 2, 2013 3:20 PM concerning plant:
    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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