Blue Hill Meadow Sage

Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'

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.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh sil-VES-tris
LoreSalvias are distinguished for their aromatic oils used both as culinary seasoning and in the perfume industry.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growth to 18 inches tall and as wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
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).

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

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