Velocity™ Blue Salvia

Salvia farinacea

SKU
33166
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-via far-ih-NAH-kee-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 to 16 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
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 ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateFast
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, Fast Growing
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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