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Victoria Blue Salvia

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SALFVB
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SKU:
SALFVB
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
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18 inches
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Full Sun
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Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
Attracts:
Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:
Early Summer to Mid Fall
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Genus Name:
Salvia
Family Name:
Sage
Flower Color:
Blue
Foliage Color:
Green
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
7b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
Mature Width:
18 inches
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Cut Back In Fall
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Dry to Average
Waterwise:
Waterwise
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Blue
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Early Summer to Mid Fall
_callout-28|Attracts:
Butterflies, Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
This variety produces rich, deep blue flowers, densely covering each sturdy stalk; a full, leafy plant with good weather resistance, and a long season of bloom

Victoria Blue Salvia is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Victoria Blue Salvia is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Victoria Blue Salvia has masses of beautiful spikes of royal blue flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Victoria Blue Salvia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Victoria Blue Salvia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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