Salvia azurea
Salvia azurea grandiflora
(Azure Blue Sage)

100 seeds   $2.25        
Salvia azurea grandiflora

Salvia azurea is a native prairie wildflower. It is the most striking blue flower in the garden in early fall. It blooms the first year from seed, so it can be grown as an annual where it's not hardy. The azure-blue flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Salvia azurea tends to flop when it gets tall. To keep it compact, pinch it back to 24" in late June. Or prop it up with a fence or stakes, or let it lean against other tall plants.

Salvia azurea is a drought-tolerant perennial. Also known as Azure Blue Sage, Salvia pitcheri and Pitcher Sage. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 5-9.

height 48"

Sowing Salvia azurea grandiflora Seeds

Start seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Spacing 18".

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