Salvia sinaloensis

ELECTRIC BLUE SAGE

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Description

Salvia sinaloensis
ELECTRIC BLUE SAGE

Most magical deep intense pure blue, made even more jewel like by the deep burgundy foliage carpet.
Salvia sinaloensis ELECTRIC BLUE SAGE is a stunner over summer & autumn.
Certainly it is well named as Electric Blue Sage because it is a cracking blue.

Tough as nails

Best of all, Salvia sinaloensis is unperturbed by heat, dry conditions, or less than perfect soil.
So you have a “tough as nails” plant when you add in a low need for water and frost hardiness.

Bluest of rich blue

Though it is just a little Sage, standing 45cm. maximum in full flower, it certainly packs a big punch of colour.
As the electric blue flowers are beautifully set against a background carpet of burgundy-wine-bronze foliage.
So the more sun, the more intensely burgundy and darker the foliage becomes. 

Long blooming ground-cover

The carpet of foliage gently thickets out to make ever more deliciously blue flower tips.
So it is long blooming and attractive groundcover for many months.

Tough as nails

But best of all, Salvia sinaloensis is unperturbed by heat, dry conditions, or less than perfect soil.
So you have a “tough as nails” plant when you add in a low need for water and frost hardiness..

Growing: Salvia sinaloensis
ELECTRIC BLUE SAGE

Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
Width: Salvia sinaloensis forms a dense carpet of burgundy-wine-bronze foliage to a diameter of 45-60cm. approx.
Position: Full Sun is preferred, though it can adapt to a little Partial shade. As long as the shade is not damp or dank.
Soil: Salvia sinaloensis is very adaptable, and can handle soils from sandy, gravel or rocky to good garden loam. However it does enjoy good drainage, and will rot out if it remains waterlogged.
Therefore it is well suited to coastal gardens with sandy soils, as well as gardens with rich soil. 

Water-wise: Once it is established, Salvia sinaloensis requires very little extra water, and actually quite likes to dry out between waterings. It is a very water-wise plant.
Frost: Salvia sinaloensis tolerates frosts to approximately -10C. In areas with only light winter frosts, it will remain evergreen. However where frosts are harder it will become dormant and go underground to protect itself, then re-emerge in spring.
Fragrance: The foliage is aromatic, and has a fresh scent reminiscent of camphor.
Growth: Spreading dense ground-cover, but not invasive.

Beneficial for wildlife: Birds, Bees and Butterflies love the flowers for nectar and pollen. And they are very appreciative of continuous long blooming. 
Care: Low maintenance and easily grown. The only work is to trim back to tidy up at the end of autumn.
Deer & Rabbit resistant: Yes! Because rabbits and deer don’t like the scent or taste of the foliage.
Origin: Sinaloa Province in Mexico, where summer temperatures roar up to 45C.

 

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