Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Salvia azurea, grandiflora, Pitcher Sage

Common Name: Pitcher Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: azurea

Cultivar or Variety: grandiflora

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Blue

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds

Image
(Image by poisondartfrog)
"Salvia azurea var grandiflora"
[ Comment ]

Posted by Bluespiral on Jan 29, 2012 9:00 AM CST:
In a bygone garden, I remember this one liked to weave through its neighbors and would get up to 3' or 4' tall. It is said this one is capable of reaching 6' with enough water, or staying around 18-24" tall if cut back by about 1/3 in late May or early June. If neither of these conditions are met, this one will flop, and if not staked until it reaches this point, the stake will give it that "trussed turkey" look.

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