Sapphire Salvia (Salvia sinaloensis) in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Varies from deep green to purple
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Sapphire Salvia (Salvia sinaloensis) was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 12, 2016.

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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: Jun 4, 2008 7:26 PMLove those blue flowers!
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: Jun 21, 2008 12:13 PMBeautiful blue color!
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 10:05 PM

"Salvia sinaloensis (Sinaloa sage) is a perennial native only to the Mexican state of Sinaloa, most often in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental range. It has been available to gardeners since the 1980s. It has many graceful 1 foot. long stems, grows rapidly, and spreads on underground runners into a clump about 1 foot. wide. The flowers are an intense true blue, with the slightest hint of violet, a spot of white on the lower lip, and less than 1 inch long. The wine colored calyx remains long after the flower has dropped its petals."

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Salvia of the Day: Sage (Salvia sinaloensis 'Aztec Blue') by Marilyn Mar 30, 2017 6:07 PM 1
Salvia of the Day: Sapphire Salvia (Salvia sinaloensis) by Marilyn Apr 12, 2016 5:32 PM 2
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