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Salvia 'Big Blue' - S1
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Salvia 'Big Blue'

Salvia longispicata x farinacea
A remarkable seed-grown salvia hybrid that is vigorous, fast-growing, and filled with large velvety purple flower spikes in summer and fall. It attracts bees and butterflies to its large flower wands and is versatile, flowering well in wet or dry summer areas. Patented.
SKU #P8547

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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
8,
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2.5-4' h x 1.5-2' w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Deep indigo blue flower spikes
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
The large flower wands of this heat and drougnt tolerant salvia attract hummingbirds and other pollinators like few others. Place in the mid to back border, and in large containers, where flowering starts in mid-summer and continues until frost. A vigorous, upright grower that flowers continuously without deadheading. Where hardy, cut back to 2" in fall or early spring.
Final Spacing:
1.5-2'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week; do not overwater.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH
Fertilizer:
Mix about 4" of compost into the soil prior to planting. Apply an application of time release organic fertilizer when planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Generally problem free, but if aphids, thrips or whiteflies are present, streams of water or an insecticidal soap application will resolve the issue.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when about 1/2 of florets are open.