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Salvia 'Blue Chill' - S1
Salvia 'Blue Chill' - S1
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Salvia 'Blue Chill'

Salvia longispicata x farinacea
This new interspecific salvia has the best of both parents: the impressive long flower wands of S. longispicata and the fabulous branching habit and heat tolerance of S. farinacea. The steely, ice-blue hue complements all garden neighbors; bumblebees love it, and its no-fail good looks mean your containers and beds are done and dusted.
SKU #P8551

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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
Ice blue tall 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 drought 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.