Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 24
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.
Foliage color:Gray-green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Blue
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
Design IdeasAn intense blue for beds and borders. Add to rock gardens and integrate into native plant compositions. Belongs in the herb and crafter's garden too with its aromatic foliage.
Companion PlantsCombine with other aromatics such as Bush Mallow, (Lavatera maritima) or hot colored Sherwood Cheer Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Sherwood Cheer'). Delightful with small Samobor Cranesbill, (Geranium phaeum 'Samobor') and Chocolate Cosmos, (Cosmos atrosanguineus).
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage reblooming.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This is among the parent species of many of the best salvias for bedding. Salvia is classified in the mind family including over 750 species of herbs and subshrubs from quasi-arid climates around the world. This species is known as Balkan sage or woodland sage due to its preponderance in eastern Europe and presence in woodland plant communities.
Lore:
Salvias are distinguished for their aromatic oils used both as culinary seasoning and in the perfume industry.