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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Vegetable seedlings by blujason Nov 20, 2021 10:02 PM 3
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This seems to be a Salvia species by ILPARW Oct 26, 2021 6:32 PM 7
Help - my raised garden beds don't produce by Ecscuba Nov 11, 2021 8:43 AM 27
Oct blooming by Strever Nov 16, 2021 3:32 PM 9
Plants and flowers by Rwilkinson10 Oct 30, 2021 4:09 PM 15
Deadheading by gardcitizen364 Oct 23, 2021 1:34 PM 12
Compost by Sistermal Oct 7, 2021 2:12 PM 3
gel layer (mucilage) by Strever Sep 30, 2021 11:08 PM 10
What to plant by Ceanderson Sep 30, 2021 5:52 PM 6

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