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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet (1 - 2 meter)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (1 meter)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: White beelines
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Bog Sage (Salvia uliginosa) was a featured
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Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, BelgiumDate: 2011-10-03
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-08-25
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-09-19
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Location: my brothers garden, Vichte, BelgiumDate: 2011-10-03
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-10-10The plant is a blooming machine!
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-07-19
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-09-19
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Location: Georgia, USA Date: Late Summer
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Location: Georgia, USA Date: Late Summer
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Harper post, full sunDate: 2013-1103Beautiful blue color.
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Location: My garden, Ghent, BelgiumDate: 2016-07-26
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-07-15
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-07-19
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-08-25Insect pollinators love its flowers
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-08-25Exquisite blue color, rarely seen elsewhere
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-09-30
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-09-30
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-09-30
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2005-09-02
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-30
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Location: ILDate: 2009-09-14
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-03-28Seeds sown February 22, 2018
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-07-15
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-16
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: My GardenDate: 2012-09-13
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: My garden, Ghent, BelgiumDate: 2016-07-10
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Location: My garden, Ghent, BelgiumDate: 2016-07-10
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-03-01Salvia uliginosa from seeds sown 2/22/2018
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USANew leaves - waiting for flower buds
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-07-29
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-08-25
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 11:50 PM

"Salvia uliginosa (bog sage) is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to southern Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. It was described and named by botanist George Bentham for its typical habitat "of swamps and marshes", or uliginosa.

Salvia uliginosa is an herbaceous perennial growing up to 3 to 6 feet tall in one season, with multiple thin stems and yellow-green lance-shaped leaves that have serrated edges. The plant quickly spreads on underground runners and is readily divided.

The bright azure-blue flowers are .5 inches long with a white beeline in the throat pointing toward the nectar and pollen. They grow in whorls beginning in summer until fall, with many flowers coming into bloom at the same time.

Cyanosalvianin, the blue pigment from the flowers of S. uliginosa, is a metalloanthocyanin, a complex formed of six molecules of the anthocyanin type, six molecules of the flavone type and two magnesium ions.

Salvia uliginosa was introduced into horticulture in 1912, and has become popular in gardens and public landscapes for its azure-blue flowers, ability to grow under various conditions, and its pollinator habitat attributes."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Jul 17, 2013 8:52 AM

The foliage of this plant emits a rather unpleasant odor, but I find it to be a completely undemanding resident of my rather wild, moist and sunny seasonal stream bed. The blooms are dainty and a wonderfully pleasing clear, bright blue.

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