Blue Sage (Salvia azurea 'Nekan') 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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Grayish-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Regular moisture required for repeat bloom. August - October.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Reseeds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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'Nekan' was a featured
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2009-08-31
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-08-30There are 2 Skipper Butterflies and another Butterfly in pic. #Po
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-09-12
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-10-30
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-09-21
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 29, 2018 8:47 PM

Nekan gets its name from the two states of Nebraska and Kansas. It's an abbreviation of the two and is a seed strain that was selected from plants found growing in the wild north of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Sep 8, 2013 10:53 PM

As late summer to early fall nears, I always look forward to seeing the gorgeous blue flowers blooming! The butterflies love these flowers! I love to see them on the flowers too! It's a joy to see and warms my heart! It reseeds somewhat, as I'll notice new plants coming up around the "mother plant." They're easy to pull up and discard if desired.

A good hardy Salvia!

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