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Salvia azurea

 
Salvia azurea
'Nekan' flowers
azure sage
'Nekan' seedling

Common name azure sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers blue (late summer-fall)
Size 3-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Native to the Southeastern US. Tall stems rise from a low mound of green leaves, holding spikes of bright azure flowers. In a first attempt to grow this species in 2010, I didn't see any flowers the first year, and they did not return the second year. A second attempt, in 2015, was from seed labeled as variety 'Nekan', praised for its light blue September flowers on a tall plant. These bloomed in September of their first year, on lax stems that were more horizontal than vertical. Cutting back in spring may be useful for a more compact habit.

Salvia azurea
Seedlings from 2010 attempt

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: orchard nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for var. grandiflora from '09 trade. Baggy 70F (47%G, 4d)
  2. Seed for 'Nekan' from HPS/MAG '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 70F (40%G, 4-11d)


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