Salvia 'Celestial Blue'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
California
California Native?:
Yes
Plant Size:
3-4 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Dark blue
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This sage hybrid was derived from California species--certainly S. clevelandii and S. pachyphylla--with a possible contribution from Salvia 'Pozo Blue', which would add S. leucophylla to the mix. Silvery grey leaves are more oval than on the typical S. clevelandii hybrids; bright blue purple flowers are carried in clusters over rosy bracts and calyces for a stunning show. Selected and named at Las Pilitas Nursery. Good drainage and air circulation important.