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Velocity™ Blue Salvia

Salvia farinacea

Pronunciation: SAL-via far-ih-NAH-kee-uh
SKU #33166

Good to Grow...for one season:

Description Vivid blue flower spikes rise above fragrant green foliage. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden with this versatile and showy addition. A great choice for a container, garden bed, edging, or as a cut flower. A frost-tender perennial; treat as an annual where not hardy.
Light Full sun
Watering Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 12 to 16 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Landscape Use Border, Container, Accent
Design Ideas For cooler regions, a great addition the "xeriscape" garden in where low-water-use is important. Plant singly or in groups for a strong effect.
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Switch Grass (Panicum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia)
Care 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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