Sallyfun™ Deep Ocean Salvia

Salvia farinacea

SKU
43595
Abundant spikes of stunning violet-blue flowers rise above the aromatic foliage all summer long. A fantastic container feature for porch or patio that works just as beautifully in annual mixed borders. Wonderful for cutting. Tender perennial; treat as an annual where not hardy.
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Botanical PronunciationSAL-via far-ih-NAH-kee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 24 in. tall, 12 to 22 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring into Fall
Design IdeasFor cooler regions, a great addition the "xeriscape" garden in where low-water-use is important. Plant singly or in groups for a strong effect.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Accent, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. After a flowering flush, clip lightly and apply a slow-release fertilizer to promote continued prolific bloom. Tolerates mild drought in a landscape; water potted plants regularly, when top 2 to 3 in. of soil is dry. Where hardy, cut back by one-third and fertilize in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11

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