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Salvia farinacea ‘Blue Bedder’

Blue salvia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.6m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDark purple-blue
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Salvia farinacea ‘Blue Bedder’ (Blue salvia). This annual bears dark purple-blue flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Border, mixed bed, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails, slugs and caterpillars.

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