Blue Hill Meadow Sage
Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SAL-vee-uh sil-VES-tris|
|Lore||Salvias are distinguished for their aromatic oils used both as culinary seasoning and in the perfume industry.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.|
|Design Ideas||An 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Combine 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).|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9