Blue Hill Meadow Sage
Blue Hill Meadow Sage
Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'Item #1176 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Spectacular perennial with spikes of true blue flowers. Ideal for rock gardens, containers and naturalized areas. Vibrant blue flowers are excellent in combination with golden flowered annuals and perennials in the mixed border. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh sil-VES-trisPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.Special features:WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:BlueDesign 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).
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.