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Salvia azurea

Blue Sage

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Salvia azurea (Blue Sage)

In late summer, hummingbirds are drawn to these tall plants that bloom with nectar-rich azure-blue flowers on slender spikes. The densely-packed flowers form whirled blooms. The foliage is narrow, gray-green and lance shaped.


Height
36-48 Inches

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Spread
24-36 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Good Companions
Missouri Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia missouriensis), Royal Catchfly (Silene regia), Willow-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius), Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar