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Velocity™ Blue Salvia

Salvia farinacea

Pronunciation: SAL-via far-ih-NAH-kee-uh
SKU #33166
9-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
STYLE
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
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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