Salvia (Salvia coerulea 'Blue Ensign') 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 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 - 42 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Blue Ensign

'Blue Ensign' was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 7, 2016.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Salvia coerulea by Hemophobic Sep 21, 2015 12:27 PM 0
2017 Salvia volunteers by jg0613 Feb 12, 2019 7:15 PM 6
What Plants Are You Going To Grow For 2018? by Marilyn Aug 28, 2018 3:26 PM 52
Salvia 'Rhythm and Blues' by Marilyn Nov 18, 2017 12:27 AM 14
longest blooming salvia by sberz Nov 2, 2017 12:02 AM 11
What Are You Getting In 2017? by Marilyn Aug 13, 2017 4:47 PM 38
lifting Salvia guaranitica by DigginDirt Jan 5, 2017 8:20 PM 11
All my salvias love these nights of 50 and 60 degrees! by Sheridragonfly Oct 26, 2016 8:48 PM 1
April ....and perennial tall salvias by Sheridragonfly Nov 21, 2017 12:15 AM 10
What Plant Varieties Are You Going To Get In 2016? by Marilyn May 27, 2016 6:22 PM 82
Salvia Guaranitica by jg0613 Oct 17, 2015 9:05 PM 6
Blue Ensign, the salvia that makes me smile at its beauty! by Sheridragonfly Nov 19, 2017 5:58 PM 4
Enjoying Blue Ensign today on August 27 by Sheridragonfly Sep 7, 2015 5:08 PM 4
Blue Ensign a treasure for me! by Sheridragonfly May 20, 2015 1:21 AM 1
What are your favorite perennial salvias upright ones? by Sheridragonfly Sep 23, 2014 1:56 PM 4
How to root salvia ? by Sheridragonfly Nov 8, 2014 11:54 PM 16
Salvia guaranitica by Avedon Apr 12, 2015 9:22 AM 15
Talking Salvias by Marilyn Nov 11, 2013 9:54 PM 250

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