Salvia 'Big Blue'
Big Blue Sage
Item #: 16696
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 48" tall
(aka: Salvia PAS1246577) Salvia 'Big Blue' is a Ball/Pan Am Seed introduction of a cross of Salvia longispicata x Salvia farinacea. Although the cross is the same that produced the 1979 introduction, Salvia 'Indigo Spires', this is a dramatic improvement, almost certainly a ploidy (doubled chromosome) shift. For us, it produces a 4' tall x 3' wide, tight clump that includes the dramatic 1' tall floral spikes of dark bluish-purple from early June (NC) until frost. Salvia 'Big Blue' is as good of an accent plant as it is a bee magnet.
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Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
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