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Salvia × superba Merleau™ Blue


Perennial Sage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.468.420


The Perennial Sages are invaluable for their rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. This compact selection features flowers of a deep violet-blue shade, even flowering well in its first year from seed. Deadhead just below the spend heads to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting. Drought tolerant once established. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Easily divided in spring, every 3 to 4 years. Selected by S&G Flowers. Winner of a European Fleuroselect Gold Medal (2007).

Further details for
Salvia × superba Merleau™ Blue


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium


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