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Salvia azurea var. grandiflora


Azure Sage

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.468.040


Native to the Southeastern USA, this is not a well-known garden perennial, but spectacular in the fall garden. Plants form a low mound of green leaves, sending up tall stems in late summer that are topped with spikes of bright azure-blue flowers. Excellent for cutting. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Plants are tolerant of heat and humidity as well as summer drought. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. A gem of a plant that deserves far more use in the fall border.

Further details for
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Salvia azurea var. grandiflora


Azure Sage

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.468.040


Native to the Southeastern USA, this is not a well-known garden perennial, but spectacular in the fall garden. Plants form a low mound of green leaves, sending up tall stems in late summer that are topped with spikes of bright azure-blue flowers. Excellent for cutting. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Plants are tolerant of heat and humidity as well as summer drought. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. A gem of a plant that deserves far more use in the fall border.

Further details for
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.