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Mystic Spires Blue Sage

SKU:
SALVMS
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SKU:
SALVMS
Weight:
26.00 LBS
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16 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
_description-width:
24 inches
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'
Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:
Late Summer to Mid Fall
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Genus Name:
Salvia
Family Name:
Sage
Flower Color:
Blue
Foliage Color:
Green
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
6b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
16 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
Mature Width:
24 inches
Prune Time:
Deadhead
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Dry to Moist
Waterwise:
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_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Blue
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Late Summer to Mid Fall
_callout-28|Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'
An attractive compact variety with an upright habit, producing striking spikes of deep blue-violet flowers; though less hardy to temperature it is resilient to most other atmospheric effects including pollution and seasalts

Mystic Spires Blue Sage is an herbaceous evergreen 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 is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, 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.

Mystic Spires Blue Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications:

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

Features

Mystic Spires Blue Sage has masses of beautiful racemes of fragrant blue tubular flowers with violet overtones rising above the foliage from late summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Mystic Spires Blue Sage will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any 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 pH, but grows best in rich soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mystic Spires Blue Sage 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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