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Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

Common Name:
Pitcher sage
Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central United States
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-5 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Bright blue
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This erect, slender stemmed perennial stands up to 5 feet tall, with narrow, grey-hairy leaves. It blooms mostly in late summer, carrying dozens of half inch blossoms in a narrow spike at each shoot tip. The flowers in this particularly floriferous selection are colored rather dark, true blue.